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UNIVERSITY OF 

NORTH CAROLINA 

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Our Mountain Work 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Volume LXXXIII No. 1 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



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January, 1979 



PRESBYTERY HAS 

ACTION PACKED 
EVENTS 

Presbytery Votes to 
WITHDRAW funds from 
WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 



The winter meeting of Asheville Presbytery convened on Tues- 
day January 23, 1979 at West Asheville Presbyterian Church. 
Retiring moderator, Elder Willard Sessler, preached from a text 
in Romans 12. After a prayer for our missionaries by the Rev. 
Leland Jorgensen, Presbytery elected current Moderator the Rev. 
Ron Odum. Attention focused on a communication to the 
Presbytery from First Church Hendersonville announcing their in- 
tention to leave the denomination by planning a congregational 
vote on the issue in early April 1979. 

Richard Bowers, (Oak Forest Church and Mars Hill College 
Senior) was received as a candidate for the Gospel ministry. The 
caiididaLe and ihe ministers gave waiin Christian icsiiniony which 
was well received. Two new ministers were examined and received 
(see story elsewhere in this issue). Mrs. Murray Miller presented 
the annual report of the Women of the Presbytery. Dr. John 
Beegle (ruling elder Cullowhee and serving on the A & P Commit- 
tee) presented a plan for examining church records in the future. 
The 1979 budgeted benevolence spending plans were presented by 
Ruling Elder P. K. Feree. The budget was adopted as amended 
for $288,000. All the churches were thanked for their gracious 
participation in exceeding the 1978 budget. 

The General Assembly commissioners elected were the Rev. 
Ron Odum, the Rev. Leroy Secrest, Mrs. Winnie Vinson (Mor- 
rison) and Mr. Jack Scroggs (Canton). Others elected included the 
Ethnic minority and college age participants. Elections to all the 
major executive committees and a motion to plan overture re- 
garding the World Council of Churches took up considerable time 
during the afternoon session. Church sessions and members of 
presbytery will receive, in a few days, a written digest of this 
Presbytery meeting. The meeting concluded with a motion and 
Prayer by Dr. Henry Dendy. The April 10, 1979 meeting will take 
place in the new student center at Western Carolina University in 
the Cullowhee Presbyterian Church. 



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Bill Waddel, President 
Men of Asheville 
Presbytery 



A MESSAGE FROM 
THE PRESIDENT 

Dear Men, 

The Lord has enabled us to com- 
plete another great year in the Ashe- 
ville Presbytery in 1978. I am looking 
forward to another great year in 1979, 
and if we all sincerely seek Gods will, 
I am confident He will lead us all 
to bigger and better things. 
Let me congratulate all of you men for a great fall rally in Oc 
tober. Clebe McClary's testimony was warm felt by us all I'm sure. 
Let's all continue to pray for Clebe's ministry. 

MEN - If you recall in our meeting we decided to have a 
1978-79 Mens Project for the men of the Asheville Presbytery. The 
project we discussed, is to fix up the old room (behind the gym 
where we met) into an exercise room for the girls at the 
Presbyterian Home. 

MEN this is a very important project, not only for the girls at 
the Home, but for the men also. We need to prove that the men 
can do more than just meet, eat and listen to a good speaker; we 
need to prove to ourselves that if we are given a challenge, we can 
meet it. 

We in the Asheville Presbytery number 35 churches. This 
number of churches number a lot of men. The amount of money 
required is just a few thousand to complete this project. 

The girls would like to panel the walls, carpet the floor, put a 
drop ceiling with lights in, and purchase equipment for the room. 
Please send your contribution to THE MEN'S WORK 
TREASURER. L 

B. Edwin (Sonny) Gaston 

P.O. Box 33 

Enka, N.C. 28728 

Also to the men who have gained too much weight during the 
Holidays, the girls will let you use the exercise room to get some 
extra pounds off. 




L/R Karla Buckner, and Sheila Spillars look hopefully into vacant 
room at the 'ole Gym at Presbyterian Home Campus. A mens project to 
"fix-up" this room for all the "girls" into a weight & exercise and "special 
beauty" room is in progress now. MEN ... lets get these girls a room and 
make this project a success!! 

(continued on page 2) 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1979 



YEAR-ROUND 

STEWARDSHIP 

IS THE ANSWER 



QUESTION: Does your congregation need to 
increase its giving? Do your EMC visitors often 
get critical or negative responses? Is your church 
having trouble meeting its budget each year? 
Are you discouraged or timid about Steward- 
ship? 

ANSWER: Get it all together with an active 
year-round Stewardship Committee. Sure, it 
takes effort — but think of the advantage. 
Every month there is stewardship information 
going to your congregation, not just for a month 
or six weeks in the fall. 



QUESTION: How do you get a year-round 
Stewardship Committee going? 

ANSWER: First, get the pastor involved. 
Stewardship Committees that motivate Chris- 
tians to give until the Lord is satisfied are com- 
mittees that are encouraged and pushed, 
educated and supported by a pastor who is 
thoroughly involved. 

Second, pick strong committee members. 

Third, educate the committee. If you want 
the congregation's Stewardship Educational 
level to be raised to new heights, be sure those 
who teach know what they are talking about. 

Fourth, spend one whole meeting discussing 
Charlie Shedd's, "How to Develop at Tithing 
Church". 

Fifth, STAND BACK! When any group of 
strongly committed Christians learn this much 
about Stewardship, things happen. A plan for 
monthly emphasis develops almost spontaneous- 
ly; articles on percentage giving spring from in- 
spired pens; new ideas, directly related to the 
congregation, seem to appear without effort; 
members become aware of Stewardship and its 
meaning for them; and giving begins to rise. 
This gives the Budget Committee trouble, try- 
ing to suggest how all this money should be 
spent! 



QUESTION: How does a church get this way? 



ANSWER: Get a year-round Stewardship Com- 
mittee educated and moving. How Christ will 
be glorified! How satisfying is successful 
stewardship! 



Malvern Hills 
Congregation Has New 
Manse: 




The congregation at Malvern Hills recently pur- 
chased a lovely new manse which is located at 11 Cap- 
tain's Drive, Route 2, Candler, North Carolina. Don't 
let the address fool you! It is really closer to Asheville 
than to Candler, is within walking distance of Sand 
Hill Schools, and approximately three miles from the 
church. 

Recognizing a need for more space, the congrega- 
tion sold the manse located at 22 School Road, 
Asheville in December. It sold within one week after 
being offered for sale and the family which purchased 
it have united with the Malvern Hills Church! 

The new manse has brown board siding and is a 
split-foyer structure. It has 2150 square feet including 
eat-in kitchen, dining room, living room, three 
bedrooms and two full baths upstairs. Downstairs are 
a large den, with fireplace, an additional room for a 
study or a bedroom and a half bath. Included 
downstairs are also a utility room for washer and 
dryer and a two-car garage. The house is situated on a 
three-quarter acre lot. 



Grace 

Covenant 

Has Pastor's 

Assistant 



In Sept. of 1978 I came to work at Grace 
Covenant Presbyterian Church as Assistant 
to the Pastor. My responsibilities here in- 
clude such areas of ministry as the church 
school, youth programming, visitation, 
participation in the worship services. 

Prior to coming to Grace Covenant I had 
served as Director of Christian Education 
at the First Presbyterian Church, 




DEAR MEN (from page 1) 

We will ask that you make every attempt to give if possible by 
March 1st and then we can have the project finished by May 1st. 

Remember men, this is a MENS PROJECT and we are doing 
it for the children at the Home. Lets not let them down. 

Tear Here and Mail With Your Check 



Women Of 
The Church 

By Lou Winn 




Mrs. Male Minnick 

MAIE MINNICK TO 
SPEAK AT MEETING 

Maie Minnick, President of Asheville 
Presbyterial and noted Church speaker 
from Black Mountain will present the pro- 
gram at Oak Forest Church, 880 Sandhill 
Road, West Asheville, N.C. at 12:30 P.M., 
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1979. Sponsored by 
Womens Organization of Oak Forest, 
Malvern Hills and West Asheville 
Churches. Respective presidents are 
Maude Hudson, Virginia Robinson, Betty 
Neighbors, who will serve as hostesses. 
Pastors Dent Davis, Glenn Mclung, 
Howard Shockley and their wives will be 
honored guests. Mary Davidson and Lou 
Winn are district 1 co-chairmen. All 
women of the church are invited to attend 
. . . and each woman is asked to bring a 
salad for the luncheon table. 

Vineland, N. J. and First Presbyterian 
Church, Staunton, Va. These two "First" 
Churches were downtown churches and I 
was involved in a variety of community 
ministries as well as church, school and 
youth programming. While working in 
New Jersey I received a M.R.E. degree 
from Princeton Theological Seminary, 
having done undergraduate work at 
Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee. 

My special areas of interest are teaching, 
community ministry, all kinds of arts and 
crafts, and story telling. 

I am looking forward to getting to know 
the congregation at Grace Covenant, work- 
ing and serving with them and becoming a 
part of this community. 



Ellen H. Dozier 



WEIGHTED 
VOTING? 



To: B. Edwin (Sonny) Gaston 
P.O. Box 33 
Enka, NC 28728 

( ) YES I WANT TO HELP WITH MENS PROJECT 

( )My Check is Enclosed ( )Will send Check ($ )later. 

Name 



Address. 



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Member of . 



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The weighted voting amendment to the Book of Church Order 
of the PCUS is trailing by a ratio of 2-to-l. As of Jan. 10, the count 
was 8 in favor of the amendment and 16 against. Twenty ad- 
ditional presbyteries were scheduled to vote in the last two weeks 
of January. Mecklenburg Presbytery in North Carolina voted 129 
against and 25 for on Jan. 9. The presbytery adopted an overture 
asking that the 1979 General Assembly decline to adopt the 
weighted voting issue regardless of the outcome and that they 
resubmit the issue on the advice and consent of three-fourths of 
the presbyteries. 



January, 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



CHRISTIAN 
EDUCATION 

By Carlisle Hoyt 

Standards For 
Christian Education 

Standards are necessary for a good 
program in any field. From the Chris- 
tian Education standpoint where train- 
ing and nurture for Christian habits oc- 
cur, high standards are especially im- 
portant. Without them, we grow weak 
Christians and point them in uncertain 
directions. Below are some of the salient 
standards to emphasize from the church 
and home: 

Personal Bible Reading 

Prayer Life 

Church School Attendance 

Church Worship 

Church Serving such as active 
participation in youth fellow- 
ship, choir, teaching, usher- 
ing, visitation, etc. 

The Christian Church has always 
deemed that these are essential guides 
for the Christian and basic for Christian 
growth. The importance of these guides 
has not been stressed lately within the 
Christian community so that their 
meaning has been greatly obscured. 

When we see the habit of adults and 
youth in society, we know something 
vital is missing. Within we realize that 
we need these means of grace, given us 
by our Lord for our edification. Due to 
this lack, one movement has sought to 
bring it back. This is the Youth Club 
Inc. which very successfully incor- 
porated all of these requirements within 
their program. The youth and children 
respond favorably to the requirements 
and the fruits have been very evident. 

I would recommend these guides for 
each church and family as for Christian 
Education in the Presbytery. 

New Overhead Projector 

A new Overhead Projector has been ac- 
quired for Asheville Presbytery by the 
Audio-visual Committee of Presbytery. 
Several requests had been made for this 
piece of equipment to be purchased for the 
Presbytery as there had been a felt need. The 
Audio-visual Committee chose the 3M brand 
projector which was supplied by the Cooper 
Cass Company of Asheville. 

This is not an unusually expensive piece 
and does not have many plush features. The 
AV Committee felt that our needs within the 
overhead projector line were relatively 
simple for Presbytery -wide use at this time. 
They hope that people will make plentiful 
use of this new projector. If usage and needs 
builds, then new or added equipment in this 
line can be purchased. 

A few transparancies with the markers for 
them will be kept with the overhead projec- 
tor for use by churches and their members. 
These items can be used over and over again 
as various parties find use for the equipment. 
If a church or person finds that they need to 
have their own supply of transparancies, 
they can go secure their own. Morgan School 



PRESBYTERIAN 
HOME NEWS 

Written by Lynn Holeman 

Christmas was great! We thank all the 
church circles, individuals and churches 
who did so much to make Christmas 
special for all of our children. They had a 
great time. We presented all the presents 
to them on December 19, before they left 
on Christmas vacation. We wish it was 
possible for each one of you to be with us 
when we present these gifts, so that you 
might get a better picture of just how much 
it is all appreciated. 

Christmas is always a time of special in- 
terest and programs for the Home. The 
Black Mountain Lions Club came for sup- 
per and to present a gift for each child. 
The younger children, under the direction 
of Mrs. McKenzie also presented a pro- 
gram of Christmas carols. 

The Woodmen of the World presented 
the older children with a gift and took the 
younger ones Christmas shopping so that 
they could give presents to friends and 
family. 

The "Log Cabin Singers" also visited the 
Home and presented a special program for 
the children of Christmas music and 
testimonies. 

We are settled into our regular routine 
again. The children enjoyed their vaca- 
tion, but are happy to be back with their 
friends here. 

MEMORIALS 

(Continued from page 4) 

Staton, Mr. Lyman E., East Flat Rock — Mrs. R.S. 

Crawford, Hcndersonville. 
Stephens, Mr. George Myers, Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. J. Alfred Miller, Asheville. 
Stewart, Mr. Marvin C, Clinton, SC — Women of 

West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Stiles, Mr. Ray, Canton— MS Betty Tate, MS 

Velma S. Mears, Canton. 
Summers, Mr. Mike, Columbia, SC — Mrs. Sallie 

Bailey, Asheville. 
Sumner, Mr. Mark, Sr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert L. Rhinehart, Burnsville, NC. 
Sutton, Mr. L. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 

S. Morrison, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Alexander, 

Brevard. 
Swanson, Mr. Bruce B., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. E. W. Prentiss, Deltona, FLA. Lighthouse 

Point Gardens North, Lighthouse Point, FLA. 
Templeton, Mr. Elmer M., Gastonia, NC — 

Christmas Memorial — Mr. & Mrs. Bolard More, 

Black Mountain. 
Thomas, Mrs. Tommy, Knoxville, TN — Mr. & 

Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 
Thompson, Mabel C, Greensboro — Mr. & Mrs. 

H. L. Johnson, Jr., Asheville. Mrs. L. T. El- 

ingburg, Arden. 
Wagner, Miss Ethel, Cleveland, OHIO— Mr. & 

Mrs. John J. Carter, Hendersonville. 
Walker, Mr. George Thomas, Brevard — Mr. & 

Mrs. Jack Alexander, Brevard. 
Wilson, Mr. N. E., Barnardsville — Mrs. Ade- 
line B. Patrick, Waynesville. 



Supplies (Coxe Ave., Asheville) or Cooper 
Cass would have these accessory supplies 
available to have one pickup or write in for 
them to mail. 

The new Overhead Projector will be hous- 
ed in Presbytery Office so write or call the 
DCE for reserving it for your use. The 
Audiovisual Committee of Presbytery con- 
sists of Rev. Mr. Jack Parse, chairman; Mrs. 
T.W. Pritchard, Jr., secretary; Mrs. Larry 
Ayers, treasurer; and the four Center 
Leaders out in the various Centers. 



Oak Forest Pastor 

Directs Colorado 

Youth Conference 

(Simulation game helps understand Christian 
witness during week) 

The Rev. Dent Davis has accepted an in- 
vitation to direct a special program for 
First Presbyterian Church of Denver, Col- 
orado. Approximately sixty teenage and 
college youth will participate in a simula- 
tion game designed by Mr. Davis. A section 
of the church will be rearranged and 
decorated to simulate a town. The town 
named Pleasantville attempts to portray 
what everyday life in a small town is like 
and to discover what bearing, if any, pro- 
fessed Christian beliefs have on the occur- 
rences in the town. 

Persons participating in the game will 
stay "locked in" for the entire meeting, and 
each person will be assigned a role to play. 
Pleasantville will have a police force, a city 
council, a mayor, a judge, a court system, 
various apartments, two churches, a 
newspaper and even a country club. 
Special play money will be used. 

During the game many things will hap- 
pen—an election will be held, an interstate 
will come through town, a newspaper will 
be published, two church services will be 
held, the country club will hold a golf tour- 
nament, crimes will be committed, trials 
will be held, and some may spend time in 
jail. Davis has said that like all towns, 
Pleasantville will experience a high rate of 
inflation . . and a high crime rate and an 
increased rate of unemployment. 

Davis sees the game and conference dif- 
ferent from usual retreats situations in that 
retreats usually begin in a religious con- 
text. In this game the beginning point is 
secular society, and participants must draw 
Christian meaning out of this. 

In debriefing sessions planned after the 
game, usually the most notable results are 
that each person has learned about 
himself. Many players in Davis' previous 
meetings have said the game made them 
realize just how little they make use of their 
Christian faith in secular situations. 

Murphy Church | ^ 
Has 

New Pastor 



Larry W. Wilson will be installed as Pastor of the 
Murphy Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb. 25, 
1979. Born in Asheville, N.C. Raised in Robbinsville, 
N.C. Parents: Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Wilson (Father 
deceased). Graduate of Western Carolina University 
with B.A. degree. Taught at Mt. View High School in 
Graham County. Attended Columbia Theo. Sem., 
graduated with M.Div. Ordained by Abingdon 
Presbytery. Pastor of Maple Grove & Spring Creek 
Churches in Abingdon, Va. & Alta Vista & Fork 
Creek churches in Sweetwater, Tn. (Knoxville 
Presbytery). 

Married to Charlotte Ann Wilson. 3 Children: 
Lionel William Wilson, III (5 yrs.); Rebekah Pace 
(214) & Caroline Melissa (8 mos.). 

Church related interests: Evangelism; the Proper 
preparation & guidance of young men preparing for 
the Gospel Ministry. 

Vices: hunting & Fishing. 




Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1979 



Untwdal CStfta 

Alexander, Mrs. Annie Lee — Mrs. Allie Vining, 
Swannanoa. 

Allen, Mrs. Annie B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. F. R. 
Donoho, Asheville 

Allen, Mr. Charles A., Hendersonville — Mrs. Lu- 
cille N. Agnew, Mr. Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Anderson, Mrs. William R., Sr., Hattiesburg, 
Miss — MS Velma S. Mears, The Session of Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

Armstrong, Mrs. Robert B., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. LeRoy Robinson, Asheville. 

Atkins, Mr. Ralph, Black Mountain — Lakey Gap 
Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 

Aukland, Mrs. Julia, Wenona, 111 — Mr. & Mrs. 
John J. Carter, Hendersonville. 

Bagwell, Mr. Homer L., Homestead, FLA. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Bailey, Mr. Morgan C, Hendersonville — Dr. & 
Mrs. J. B. Bailey, Hendersonville. 

Barfield, Mr. Jack K., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. 
J. A. Cureton, Jr., Greenville, SC. Woodland Hills 
Commissioners, Weaverville. The Anderson Com- 
pany, Mrs. Frank W. Reagan, Miss Margaret 
Marley, First Citizens Bank & Trust Company 
Board of Directors, Mr. & Mrs. J. Alfred Miller, 
Mr. & Mrs. John E. Martin, Mrs. R. A. White, 
Circle #2 Women of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. 
& Mrs. R. F. Lentz, Jr., Mrs. Anna Morrison Hub- 
bard, Asheville. 

Bates, Mr. Douglas — Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Holden, 
Franklin. 

Benn, Mr. George F., Phoenix, ARIZ — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gary Flatow, Asheville. 

Berry, Mrs. R. S., St. Petersburg, FLA — Mary Mc- 
Coy Hodges, Salisbury, NC. 

Bishop, Mr. George E., Asheville — Margaret H. 
Ligon, Miss Lavinia Simpson, Asheville. 

Bostic, Jessie Roberts, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Gus 
M. Devlin, Asheville. 

Bullock, Mr. Warren, Marysville, Ohio — John & 
Beulah Griswold, Hendersonville. 

Cairnes, Mr. Robert, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard B. Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Capps, Mrs. Agnes, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry L. Rogers. Hendersonville. 

Capps, Mr. Stanley P. — Christmas Memorial — 
Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Asheville. 

Carpenter, Mr. Dennis, Homestead, FLA — Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Cathey, Mr. Thomas, Canton — Miss Mary Furness, 
Canton, Mrs. Helma C. Palen, Mrs. Bernice 
Sentelle, Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn E. Robinson, 
Candler. Mr. Richard C. Palen, College Park, GA. 

Cathey, Mr. & Mrs. W. J., Skyland — Tarver W. 
& Betty C. Davidson, Skyland. 

Cole, Mr. Richard, Pinehurst — Mr. & Mrs. Tony 
Davis, Sr., Waynesville. 

Cooper, Mr. J. Bennett, Lancaster, PA — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. Phelp, Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, 
Mr. & Mrs. Marion Morrison, Hendersonville. 

Dargan, Mr. Perrin Q., Spartanburg, SC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Farrell White III, Asheville. 

DeBreiull, Mrs. Ruth Graves, Waynesville — 
Mrs. Hazel & Bill Swift, MS Ida Jean Brown, Mrs. 
Grace A. Stamey, Adult Bible Class of First 
Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Deisroth, Mr. Paul B., Asheville — Mrs. Margue- 
rite Morgan, Asheville. 

Dichtenmueller, Mrs. Hattie, Kilmarnock, VA — 
Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Hendersonville. 



Dodson, Maude, Marshall, NC — Maggie S. Crisp, 
Jean C. Heffner, Bryson City. 

Donaldson, Colonel T. Q. — Mrs. T. Q_. Donald- 
son, Etowah. 

Dunlap, Mrs. Edith — Barringer School, Char- 
lotte. 

Elam, Mrs. Edgar B., Galesburg, ILL — Mr. & 
Mrs. H. J. Runnion, Fletcher. 

Eskridge, Mrs. P.W., Sr., Rutherfordton — Mr. 
& Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, MS Ruth Davis, Asheville. 

Fisher, Mr. Henry C, Asheville — Mrs. Charles T. 
Poss, Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Mr. Thomas L. McConnell, 
Florence, ALA. 

Green, Mr. Goldman, Sylva — Women of Presby- 
terian Church of Sylva. 

Grimm, Mr. Ralph, Bethesda, MD — Mrs. Mar- 
garet Selle, Berlin, West Germany. Mr. & Mrs. 
Wolfgang Selle, Pisgah Forest. 




At the Presbyterian Home 

Haden, Mr. Robert Lee, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ray W. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Hahn, Mr. Otto N., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. How 
ard J. Runnion, Fletcher. 

Harrill, Mrs. William, Cullowhee — Mrs. James 
Sheffield, Waynesville. 

HemnhilL Mrs. Nina. Canton — Mr & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

Henderson, Mr. William, Metairie, LA — Mr. & 
Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

Hesterly, Mrs. Kate, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Fred Higgins, Hendersonville. 

Hinds, Mrs. Thomas N. — Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. 
Hibbard, Southbury, Conn. 

Hine, Mrs. A. S., Chambersburg, PA — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. C. Breazeale, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Flatow, 
Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Barnett, Betty & Jack Smith, 
Asheville. 

Hines, Mrs. Lillian Thompson, Rutherfordton — 
Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Hinsdale, Mrs. W. C, Greenville, SC — Jeanne 
Franklin, Donna Franklin, The Blackwells, Moun- 
tain Home. Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Hender- 
sonville. 

Hodges, Dr. Robert, Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Arthur B. Sechrist, Hendersonville. 

Hoglen, Mr. Fate, Leicester — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Milne, Canton. 

Hyder, Mr. Clarence, Hendersonville — Hubert M. 
Smith American Legion Post Chaplains Fund, 
Hendersonville . 

Jackson, Mrs. Edith, Asheville — Mrs. Cora Stev- 
ens, Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Vandenhoogen, Asheville. 



Enclosed is $_ 



In Memory Of . 



name of. deceased* 



•Who was from 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name 



Donor's Address 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 

Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N.C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 
Telephone: 258-8143 

•Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, Anniversary, etc.) give details for 
acknowledgement . 



James, Miss Maggie, Statesville — Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Canton. 
Jaynes, Mrs. S. Stuart, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. N.W. 

Jaynes, Waynesville. 
Killbn, Mr. T. J., Cocoa, FLA— Florence & 

Harry Reeves, Andrews, NC. 
Liverett, Arnold, Mountain Home — Mr. Leander 

Johnson, Hendersonville. 
Mahon, Mrs. Ruth, St. Petersburg, FLA — Mrs. 

Martha C. Furness, Canton. 
McNeill, Mr. & Mrs. Milton, Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Asheville. 
Miller, Mrs. J. F., Newton, NC — Mrs. Mary 

Alexander Wilson, Barnardsville. 
Monk, Mr. Irwin, Asheville — Col. & Mrs. Robert 

C. Brown, Rockwell Ballew #2, American Legion 

Auxiliary, Asheville. 
Murkett, Mr. Sereno, Norwich, CONN — The Ses- 
sion of Canton Presbyterian Church, MS Velma S. 

Mears, Canton, Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, 

Lake Junaluska, NC. 
Murray, Mrs. Rebecca, Waynesville — MS Ruth 

Davis, Asheville. 
Nifong, Mrs. Rosa L., Lowland, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. J. Lester Connelly, Swannanoa. 
Noyes, Mr. Hiland B., Hendersonville — Dr. & 

Mrs. Robert B. Hay, Mr. & Mrs. Page Roth, 

Hendersonville. 
Oakley, Mrs. Margaret Tomlin, Greensboro — 

Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville. 
Olewine, Dr. J. H., State College, PA— Bob & 

Janet Masengill, Brevard. 
Pardee, Mr. Curtis, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

M. F. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Borland, Mrs. 

Eradell Hitchings, Hendersonville. 
Perry, Mr. Stephen, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Marion Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Royal S. Buchanan, 

Hendersonville . 
Preston, Mr. William E., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville. 
Purnell, Lynne Susan, Tenafly, NJ — Mrs. E.J. 

Cottrell, Hendersonville. 
Rector, Mrs. Richmond H., Arden — Mrs. Dwight 

S. Bentley, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Seale, 

Batesville, MISS. Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Todd, Mr. & 

Mrs. Paul Parker, Water Valley, MISS. Mr. & Mrs. 

William McKay, Fiat Rock. 
Roberts, Mrs. La Rue, Asheville — Ray & Billie 

Nichols, Asheville. 
Russell, Mr. J. Milton, Jr. — Mrs. James Shef- 
field, Waynesville. Women of Canton Presbyterian 

Church, Canton. 




At the Presbyterian Home 

Sams, Mrs. S. V., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. F.R. 

Donoho, Asheville. Mrs. John C. McDowell, Miss 

Kittie Sue McElroy, Sunday School of First 

Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Shaw, Mr. George, Bethlehem, PA — Mr. & Mrs. 

Charles Todd, Hendersonville. 
Smathers, Mr. C. Underwood, Canton — MS Velma 

S. Mears, Canton. 
Smith, Charlotte Fox — MS Ruth Davis, Ashe- 
ville. 
Smithson, Mr. N. D. — Christmas Memorial — 

Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Mrs. Marianna S. Williams, 

Asheville. 
Smithson, Mrs. N.D. — Christmas Memorial — Mrs. 

Sara S. Capps, Mrs. Marianna S. Williams, 

Asheville. 
Smithson, Mr. N.D., Jr. — Christmas Memorial — 

Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Mrs. Marianna S. Williams, 

Asheville. 

(Continued on page 3) 




Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 1910 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



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Volume LXXXIII No. 2 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



February, 1979 



CHRISTIAN WITNESS SEASON 



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Global Mission Concerns for Christ 

The covenant which God made through Abraham and the times of uncertainty and change. It is a covenant that calls for 
Israelites and renewed through Jesus Christ and His Church, is the continuing and renewed commitment to Christ as well as full part- 
same covenant which binds us together as God's people in these nership in mission with Christ's people around the world. 

'7 have given you as a covenant to the people 

A light to the nations 

To open the eyes of the blind 

To bring out the prisoners from the dungeon 

From the prison those who sit in darkness" 

(Isaiah 42:6-7) 



Who's Going To G. A.? 







Scroggs 



Odum 



Mr. Jack Scroggs 

Scroggs has served both as a Ruling 
Elder and a member of the board of 
deacons at Canton Presbyterian Church 
for thirty years. Mr. Scroggs currently 
serves as vice-president of the Men of 
Asheville Presbytery. He has served on all 
the sessions committees and will bring a 
vast background of experience and 
knowledge as Commissioner to the General 
Assembly. 

The Rev. Ronald Odum 

Odum is the Moderator of Asheville 
Presbytery and pastor of Franklin and 



Secrest 

Morrison churches. His service to Asheville 
Presbytery includes many areas of leader- 
ship. He was ordained in 1972 after receiv- 
ing his masters degree from Columbia 
Theological Seminary. Mr. Odum was 
selected to minister this summer in India in 
a special evangelistic field. 

The Rev. Leroy Secrest 

The Rev. Secrest pastors the Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church. As chairman of the 
executive committee on Presbytery Mission 
he will take a vast amount of knowledge 
and experience in leadership and church 



Vincent 

policy to the General Assembly as our com- 
missioner. Secrest returned to Asheville 
Presbytery in 1975 after serving in South 
Miss. Presbytery. Prior to that he was Assis. 
at Asheville First Presby for 10 years. 

Mrs. Winnie Vincent 

Ruling Elder Winnie Vincent has been a 
member of the Morrison church for 25 
years. Ordained in Oct. 1966, Mrs. Vin- 
cent currently serves as Clerk of Session. 
The Vincent's live on the Campus of 
Rabun Gap Nacoochie School. 

(continued on page 2) 



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Your Missionary Offering 
For 1979 Helps: 

Maintain 300 missionaries including volunteers in Mission 

and International Associates in 18 countries 
Scholarships for national church leadership development 
Evangelistic ministries with the tribal people of Taiwan 
Bible translation and literature projects in Zaire 
Public health village programs in Korea and Taiwan 
Development of new churches along the Trans-Amazon 

highway in Brazil and theological education by extension 

program. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February, 1979 



EASTER 
FILMSTRIPS 
AVAILABLE 

Written by Carlisly Hoyt 
Phone 258-1843 
Presbytery Office 

New Resources in C.E. 

Easter Filmstrips in the Audio-visual 
Centers are The Bible Story of Easter for 
elementary through adults is at West 
Asheville, and Why We Celebrate Holy 
Weed for elementary is from the Brevard 
Center which has now been moved to 
Etowah (c/o Rev. John Healey, Etowah, 
NC 28729). 

Another nice resource for Easter which is 
in the Presbytery Office is Jesus Is Saviour 
which is a learning center set for youth and 
adults. This is new and was produced by 
National Teacher Education Project for 
Easter/Lent. All these resources are good 
and may be booked through Presbytery Of- 
fice or through the appropriate Centers (if 
you still have the AV listings sent out.) 

Other visual or audio aids which could 
well be used for Easter and the Easter 
season are Life of Christ, a fine set with 2 
filmstrips, for elementary and youth and 
adults ; Jesus, the Friend, a nice filmstrip in 
four parts for kindergarten; The Story Our 
Bible Tells for Elementary has one 
filmstrip on Christ; Jesus of Nazareth, His 
Life and Work, a filmstrip series with 
beautiful pictures but with content which 
needs strengthening; Who Do Men Say 
That I Am?, a filmstrip of art pictures of 
famous paintings for youth through adults; 
andJ.B. Phillip's Plays, a plastic record set 
of events during the Easter season of 
Christ's life and for many age-groups. 

Another new filmstrip set with study 
guides and booklets is Faith in a Fight. 
This fits with Doing the Word material 
and gives the story of a church in Florida 
which started plans to aid the farmworkers 
there. This may be obtained through 
Presbytery. 

Presbytery Meets 
Feb. 20th 



to receive CAMPUS 
minister for Cullowhee 
Presbyterian Church. 



The Rev. James Hornsby was received at 
a called meeting of Asheville Presbytery at 
Ashe Presbyterian Church. Hornsby, 
presently serving as the director for Young 
Life's Windy Gap Conference center was 
transferred from the Synod of Florida and 
Everglades Presbytery. Installation will be 
Sunday afternoon on the Campus of 
Western Carolina University in the new 
student center at Cullowhee Presbyterian 
Church. Mr. Hornsby, his wife and three 
children will be moving to Cullowhee to 
assume pastoral duties on March 1 . 



Trinity Church Has 
New Pastor 





Al Kissling was born in a manse, his 
father being pastor of the Riverside 
Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, 
Florida. He attended public school there, 
received an A.B. degree in history from 
Princeton University, a B.D. degree from 
Union Theological Seminary in Rich- 
mond, Virginia. He was ordained in 1961 
in the Riverside Church by Swanee 
Presbytery. 

Mr. Kissling received a fellowship from 
Union Seminary and used it to study 
theology at Union Seminary in New York 
where he received a Master's Degree. Then 
Mr. Kissling worked two years in the Lay 
Academies of the German Church while 
travelling in Eastern Europe and the Holy 
Lands. 

Mr. Kissling returned in 1964 and ac- 
cepted a call to be pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Seaug, Arkansas. 
In 1966 Mr. Kissling married Beth Poe, 
who then was the Director of Christian 
Education at the First Presbyterian Church 
of Ft. Smith, Ark. In 1969 with 
Presbytery's permission he moved to 
Berkeley, CA. to pursue a graduate degree 
in history at San Francisco State University 
and labored as an evangelist on the staff of 
the First Congregational Church of 
Berkeley, California. 

In June, 1977, Arkansas Union 
Presbytery called Mr. Kissling to a new 
church development in Maumelle 
Newtown. The initial stages in this new 
church development come into being have 
resulted in the creation of a unique 
ecumenical church which incorporates 
participants of the United Methodist, the 
United Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal 
Church and the Disciples of Christ Church. 

Mr. Kissling and his family have warmly 
accepted the call to the Trinity Church of 
N.C. and will move to the field with their 2 
children, Matthew and Allison during 
March. 

Mr. Kissling will be installed as pastor in 
a special service on March 25, 1979. 



Who's Going to G.A.?? 

(Continued from front page) 

College Youth Elected To 

Attend Meeting In 

Kansas City 




Steve Martin 
King College 

Steve Martin, son of the Rev. and Mrs. 
Billy Joe Martin was elected Principal Col- 
lege age advisory participant at the 
January Presbytery meeting. 

Steve is a 1975 honor graduate of West 
Henderson High School. He was elected 
"Senior of the Year" and is majoring in 
Chemistry and Biology. Martin attends the 
Presbyterian Church in Bristol and par- 
ticipates in other student affairs. 




Tammy Anderson 
Appalachian State University 

Tammy Anderson daughter of the Rev. 
and Mrs. William R. Anderson was elected 
Alternate College Age Advisory Partici- 
pant at the January Presbytery meeting. 
Tammy was elected "Outstanding Beta 
Club" student and received the Owen 
Academic Scholarship to the University. 
Tammy is a sophomore majoring in Bank- 
ing, was recently invited by the faculty to 
participate in the honors program for 
History. She attends the Presbyterian 
church in Boone and sings in the student 
traveling choir. 

Feb. 1979 

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February, 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Presbyterian 
Home News 

By Lynn Holman 

We are excited about having three new 
youngsters join our family here. Betty and 
Steve Owen are from Brevard. Betty is 11 
years old and in the sixth grade. She enjoys 
sports, particularly basketball. Her brother 
Steve is 9 and in the fourth grade. He, too, 
likes sports, and enjoys school. Joy Bell is 7 
years old and a second grader. Her older 
brother and three older sisters have been 
with us for several years. Joy is a lover of 
dolls. 

Honor roll students this grading period 
are Sheila Spillars, Rachel Spillars, and 
Darlene Wiggns. We want to congratulate 
each one of them. 

Melissa Ramsey just recently had her 
tonsils removed, and has returned to 
school. She is getting along fine. 

The children have been greatly enjoying 
the gym, particularly during the days they 
have been out of school because of the 
heavy snows. 

We want to thank all of our friends who 
remember our children daily in their 
prayers. 




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Almost time to plant spring flowers at 
Presbyterian Home. Any bulbs or seed or 
plants you have will be appreciated. 



Montreat 
Help Wanted! 

Montreat Management Council Chairperson 
Charles Bell of Greenville, S.C., has announced 
the beginning of a search process to choose a 
new executive director of the Mountain Retreat 
Association. 

Previously, Monroe Ashley had informed the 
council that he would not accept reappointment 
to the position when his present term expires in 
September 1979. Bell's appointments include 
four Montreat Management Council members 
and two at large representatives. 

Dr. Thomas L. Jones of Louisville is chair- 
man of the search committee. The committee 
will recommend the next executive director to 
the Montreat Management Council. The coun- 
cil will elect its new executive director, subject 
to confirmation by the General Assembly Mis- 
sion Board. 

Interested persons should send resumes to 
Montreat Search Committee, Box R, 1044 Alta 
Vista Road, Louisville, Ky., 40205. Deadline 
_for applications is March 15, 1979. 



Mini Conference 

Scheduled at Montreat 

For Christian 

Education Workers 

For all Christian education workers who 
want or need additional training, a 
refresher course, new ideas, etc., the 
Leadership Council has good news for you. 
A Leadership Training Mini Conference, 
sponsored by the Synod of North Carolina, 
will be held on March 30-April 1, 1979, in 
Montreat at the William Black Home. 

Activities will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Fri- 
day and will end at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, 
with lunch. 

Conference participants will choose one 
major subject of study from these areas: 
-Teaching Skills for Preschool Leaders, 
Teaching Skills for Elementary Leaders, 
Teaching Skills for Youth Leaders, 
Teaching Skills for Adult Leaders, 
Development of Youth Ministry, Develop- 
ment of Children's Ministry, and Planning 
Recreation and Fellowship. 

Minor courses, of which the participant 
will choose two, include Church School 
Administration; Review, Planning and 
Goal Setting; Making and Using Audio- 
Visuals; Recruitment of Leaders for the 
Church's Work; and Children's Music. 

Participants must register by March 23 
and must pay their registration fee of $10 
with their registration. Room (double oc- 
cupancy) and meals, including Saturday 
breakfast through Sunday lunch, will be 
$36. Meals will also be available for com_- 
muters. 

"New Church" Possibility 
For Transylvania County 

Plans were formulated for the establish- 
ment of a new church work in Tran- 
sylvania County at a meeting of the New 
Ministries committee on February 9. A 
special subcommittee chaired by the Rev. 
Leroy Secrest; Rev. Billy Frank Woods; 
Rev. Jerry Robinson; Mr. Donald McKen- 
zie; Rev. Woodland Johnson; Rev. Ben Or- 
mand and Rev. Bill Anderson met in the 
study at Brevard Davidson River Church to 
discuss procedures for this exciting new 
ministry. Surveys are expected to begin 
soon. The committee calls for "all of us" to 
pray that this project can be a positive 
fulfillment of our Lord's command to ". . . 
Go, ... to all peoples everywhere and 
make them my disciples; baptize them . . 
and teach them. . ." Matt. 28:19. The Rev. 
Ben Ormand (former pastor of the Brevard 
Church and recently retired and serving as 
stated supply for Mills River Church) was 
asked by the committee to assist The Rev. 
Jerry Robinson in supervising the survey 
work. More to come in the next issue on 
this. 



Interested In The 
1980 Budget? 

Synod Hearings 

February 21-22, 1979 

Tri-Court Sharings March 7 

Tri-Court Neogtiations April 4 

If you wish to attend any of these 
meetings phone Presbytery Office for 
information. 



Plans Set For New 
Church Dedication 

Cullowhee Presbyterian Church 
will have formal dedication services for 
the new church and new student center 
on April 1, 1979. Make plans to attend. 
More in next issue. 



Are YOU A Regular 
Bible Reader? 

Presbyterians do not read the Bible 
regularly, according to a recent survey by 
the Christian Bible Society. 

Members responded to a survey and it 
showed 33.7% do not read the Bible at all; 
20.2% say they read it between four and 
ten times each month. 

Compared with other denominations, 
Presbyterians fell somewhere in the mid- 
dle. The number of Pentecostals who do 
not read the Bible at all is the lowest at 
14.5% and the number of Episcopalians 
who do not read the Bible regularly is the 
highest at 49.5%. 

The study revealed that better than 98% 
of all American homes contain at least one 
Bible and the national average is nearly 
four Bibles per home. 

The study also showed that within the 
Presbyterian body, more members feel that 
the Bible is "the inspired Word of God but 
may contain factual errors" than that the 
Bible is "completely accurate and true," by 
only a slight margin of 36.2% compared to 
35.4%. The third choice (the "Bible is an 
ancient book of history and moral precepts 
recorded by men") drew a 25.5% response. 

The survey also showed that 
Presbyterians distinctly chose the King 
James version with 29.9% followed by the 
Living Bible, 12.8%; Revised Standard, 
13.2%; Good News 7.8% and American 
Standard, 1.6%. 

MEMORIALS 

(continued from page 4) 

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Trull, Jr., Canton — 

Mr. Leroy Mears, Canton. 
Sumner, Mr. Mark, Sr., Asheville — Mrs. E. L. 

Curtis, Robert Curtis, Weaverville. 
Todd, Mrs. Viola, Moville, Iowa — John & 

Beulah Griswold, Hendersonville. 
Weaver, Dr. R. C., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

D. W. Randolph, Canton. Mrs. Frank Ferrell, 

Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. James M. Coleman, Asheville. 

Mr. & Mrs. Meares Randolph, Anderson, SC. 
Webb, Mr. M.A.— Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Coleman, 

Asheville. 
Whitlock, Mr. Roy P., Liberty, SC— Mr. & Mrs. 

Clarence R. Barton, Hendersonville. 
Wilson, Georgie, Asheville — Miss Lacy Young, 

Asheville. Mrs. J. H. Dillard, Jr., Weaverville. 
Worrall, Mrs. C.A., Sr., Asheville— Mrs. Ralph 

H. Nelson, Circle No. 9 of First Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 
Young, Mr. Robert, Canton — Jack & Nellie 

McCracken, Waynesville. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February, 19/9 



Mtmanul (fctfta 



Ahlman, Mr. Maurice F., Flat Rock — Mary & 
Wayne Boulton, Flat Rock. 

Alexander, Mr. Corbett, Asheville — Mrs. Mar- 
garet W. Eads, Swannanoa. Mrs. Phyllis Alexandr, 
Black Mountin. 

Allen, Mr. Charles A., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Laura J. Greene, Mrs. Bernice O. Freye, Mr. & 
Mrs. Cecil C. Garrett, Hendersonville. 

Ash worth, Mr. Chandon K., Lake Toxaway, NC — 
Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Patterson, Brevard. 

Baker, Mrs. Hazel, Darien, Conn. — Mr. & Mrs. 
E. S. Schmeling, Asheville. 

Barnhouse, Mrs. Katherine H., Philadelphia, 
Pa — Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Barton, Mrs. Sally, Anderson, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Clarence Barton, Hendersonville. 

Bauer, Catherine, Brevard — Perry & Nina Al- 
lison, Brevard. 

Bischoff, Mr. Harry, Asheville — Mr. D.K. Drum, 
Mrs. Earl Pitmon, Asheville. 

Bishop, Mr. George E., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 

E. D. Peasley, Asheville. 

Blackwell, Mr. Ricky, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. George Austin, Flat Rock. 

Brant, Mrs. Louise, Clermont, Fla. — The Ralph 
Beebe Family, Tom, Maxine, Stuart, Barbara, 
Roger & Ruth, Hendersonville. 

Burgess, Mr. James, Andrews, NC — Florence & 
Harry Reeves, Andrews, NC. 

Burnett, Capt. Roy Glenn, Hahn Air Force 
Base, Germany — Mrs. Laura J. Greene, Hender- 
sonville. 

Burrus, Mrs. Bernice, Nashville, TN — Mrs. Ellis 

F. Edwards, Asheville. 

Carlton, Benjamin — Dillingham Presbyterian 

Church, Barnardsville. 
Carruthers, Judge Albert, Memphis, TN — The 

Ralph Beebes, Hendersonville. 
Clark, Mrs. Floyd B., Hendersonville — Dr. & 

Mrs. L. B. Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Clayton, Mr. Tom, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Lacy H. 

Thornburg, Webster, NC. 
Crawford, Senator I.C., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Crutchfield, Mrs. Avaline Patton, Greensboro — 

Mr. & Mrs. John Yermack, Mrs. Helen R. Gray, 

Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Powell, Henderson- 
ville. 
Daniels, Mrs. Lucy C, Hilton Head, SC — Mr. 

Bryant McClure, Franklin. 
Davis, Mrs. Coleman R., Monticello, ARK — 

Mrs. Arthur M. Hughes, Asheville. 
Davis, Mrs. John Burgin, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Claude McClure, Waynesille. 
DeBreuill, Mrs. Ruth, Waynesville — Circle No.l 

of Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
Deceased Friends of Canton Presbyterian Church, 

Canton — Mrs. Thelma Murkett, Norwich, CT. 
Dees, Elizabeth Miller, Goldsboro — Mrs. Frances 

T. Smyth, Hendersonville. 
Dichtenmueller, Kilmarnock, VA — Mr. & Mrs. 

J. H. Flanagan, Hendersonville. 
Dickerson, Mrs. Bertha, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Will F. Russell, Asheville. 
Son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Edwards, Raleigh — 

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Abernathy, Greensboro. 
Egerton, Annette B., Pilot Mountain, NC — 

Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 



Foster, Mr. Ernest B., Brevard — Mrs. Ernest B. 

Foster, Caledon, Ontario, Canada. 
Gardner, Mr. Leonard, Livonia, Mich — Mr. & 

Mrs. R. W. Whiteside, Asheville. 
Glass, Mrs. John P., Sanibel, Fla — Mrs. Arthur M. 

Hughes, Miss Helen Taylor, Miss Alma 

Hawthorne, Asheville. 
Green, Mr. Golman, Greens Creek, Sylva — Mr. 

& Mrs. Lacy H. Thornburg. Webster, NC. 
Hampton, Marie Aare, Atlanta, GA — Mr. Jack 

Smathers, MS Hazel E. McCormick, Brevard. 
Harris, Mr. Robert, Canton — Belinda Cable, Max 

Coleman, Billy J. Ray, Canton. 
Hartley, Mr. H. A., Asheville— Circle No. 6, 

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Heath, Mrs. Willie Mae, Lake Wales, FLA — 

Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 
Hinsdale, Mrs. Ida Wood, Greenville, SC — Miss 

Anne Sample, Hendersonville. 







Grass cutting and clean up time as "Home" 
gets ready; for spring. 

Hodges, Dr. Bob, Black Mountain — Evelyn S. 

Lusk, Black Mountain. 
Hyatt, Mr. Charles David, Waynesville — Clyde 

& Selma Duckett, Asheville. Jack & Nellie Mc- 

Cracken, Waynesville. 
James, Mr. Harmon, Lincointon, NC — Mrs. 

John Hansen, Weaverville. 
Johnson, Mrs. Sallie L. (Mother) — Mr. Leander 

Johnson, Hendersonville. 
Knox, Mr. CM., Clover, SC— Mr. & Mrs. John 

L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Manthey, Martine Moore, Murphy — Mr. Tom 

Gray, Hayesville. 
Mc Coy, Miss Harriet, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Cecil C. Garrett, Barnwell Sunday School 

Class, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. R.M. Conder, 

Jr., Charlotte. 
McEwan, Mrs. Lee J., Binghamton, NY — Mr. & 

Mrs. George F. Stowell, Hendersonville. 
Mc Guire, Bertha, Ormond Beach, FLA — Mr. 

Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
Mc Lain, Mrs. Robert H., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville. 
Menzies, Mrs. Alva R., Hendersonville — Dr. & 

Mrs. L. B. Barber, Jr., Mrs. Erma A. Poole, Miss 

Maggie Good, Mrs. I.H. Pearce, Hendersonville. 
Morgan, Mr. A.R., Seattle, WA — Mr. & Mrs. 

J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Mrs. 

Ralph S. Crawford, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. 

Pearce, Mrs. Walter Pike, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. 

H. McKay, Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Mary & 

Wayne Boulton, Flat Rock. 



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Murkett, Mr. Sereno, C, Norwich, Conn — Mrs. 
Thelma M. Murkett, Norwich, CT. 

Murray, Mrs. Rebecca, Waynesville — Mrs. Laura 
J. Green, Hendersonville. 

Nichols, Mr. Elmer, Birmingham, Ala — Dr. 
Robert J. Hawk, Brevard. 

Olewine, Mr. Harris, State College, PA — Mrs. 
Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 

Pardee, Mr. Curtis, Hendersonville — Betty & 
Phil Hendrixson, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Seppanen, 
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club, Circle No. 4 of First 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Wilson, Ms 
Edna H. Wright, Alberta & Ted Voss, Alumni 
Club, Mr. & Mrs. John B. Lodeski, Mr. & Mrs. 
John H. Ahrens, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence R. Barton, 
Mr. & Mrs. William O. Bishop, Hendersonville. 
Mr. Norman Cloutier, Lansing, MICH. Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald G. Hitchings, Penfield, NY. Mrs. 
Sophie D. Davis, Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, Flat Rock, 
Mr. & Mrs. Maurice K. Hitchings, Syracuse, NY. 
Mrs. Amalie Hitchings, Houston, TX. Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Ellis, Maretta, NY. Mr. & Mrs. Bruce H. 
Wright, Crossett, ARK. Mrs. Martha B. Pardee, 
Syracuse, NY. 

Parks, Mr. June L., Sr., Asheville — Miss Edith 
Sollmann, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Mr. & Mrs. 
F. R. Donoho, The Ansel Smith Family, Col. & 
Mrs. Robert C. Brown, The Arnold Philipses, 
Queen Ann Brown, Linda Stanton, Men's Bible 
Class of First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Allie R. 
Shields, Rockwell -Ballew American Legion Aux- 
iliary, Asheville. Mrs. J. H. Dillard, Jr., Mrs. J. E. 
Peeke, Ladies Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, MS Josephine Osborne, Mrs. John C. 
McDonald, Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Robert Curtis, Mr. & 
Mrs. George B. Martin, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Sluder, 
Mr. R. Wayne Michael, Kittie Sue McElroy, 
Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Roy Morris & Jaim, 
Weaverville. Dillingham Presbyterian Church, 
Barnardsville. Mr. & Mrs. James S. Parks, Swan- 
nanoa. Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Carr, Esther Sunday 
School Class of Limestone Presbyterian Church, 
Mrs. F. B. Shields, Mrs. Frank Littlehohn, Mrs. 
Ernest Good, Mr. & Mrs. Al Midyette, Eleanor & 
Wade Weatherford, Gaffney, SC. Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald C. McKenzie, W. L. Getty Family, Ac- 




Supt. McKenzie talks with college freshman 
"home" for the weekend. 

counting & Tabulation Depatment of Singer Com- 
pany, Kearfott Division, Black Mountain. 

Perry, Mr. Steve, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. Ralph S. 
Crawford, Circle No. 10 of First Presbyterian 
Church, MS Elizabeth Randolph, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil 
C. Garrett, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Sechrist, Hender- 
sonville. Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, Flat Rock. Mark & 
Margaret Claxton, Cherokee. 

Preston, Mr. William E., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John H. Ahrens, Hendersonville. 

Roberts, Mrs. Edward G., Asheville — Joyce M. 
Ramsey, Andrew E. Gardner, Asheville. 

Russell, Mr. J. Milton, Canton — Albert & 
Loretta Harris, Canton. 

Sams, Mr. S. V., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. A.M. 
Brown, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Harold Sluder, 
Weaverville. 

Smith, Mr. Axion, Belhaven, NC — The Hender- 
sonville Hunting Club, Hendersonville. 

Smith, Mrs. Ruth McFarland, Tryon — Mrs. 
Etta T. Graham, Hendersonville. 

Stepp, Mrs. W. Harley, Sr., Hendersonville — 
Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Stines, Mr. Ernest Z., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

continued on page i 




Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 1910 






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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



USPS 414-880 



Volume LXXXIII No. 3 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



March, 1979 



PRESBYTERY CALLS 
MEETING! 

Hendersonville First Presbyterian members urged to remain loyal to Asheville Presbytery 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY spent several hours considering 
recommendations regarding the First Presbyterian Church in 
Hendersonville. The Commission on the minister (BC021-4) was 
granted special power by the Presbytery for the specific case. 
Commission Chairman Rev. David Parks noted that the Commis- 
sion will follow the procedures and instructions for their duties in 
this matter as they are outlined in the Book of Church Order. A 
pastoral letter to the Hendersonville congregation was adopted 
and follows: 

LETTER TO THE CONGREGATION 

March 13, 1979 

To the members of the First Presbyterian Church 
Hendersonville, N.C. 
From Asheville Presbytery 

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus 
Christ. We give thanks to God for you because of the grace of God which 
has been given you in Christ and because of the fellowship we have had 
with you in the Gospel and in the service of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus 
Christ, in the Presbytery of Asheville, for a hundred years. 

We are saddened and grieved that your ministers and seme of your of- 
ficers are seeking to lead you to renounce the communion and authority 
of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. and seek membership in the 
Presbyterian Church in America. 

Asheville Presbytery convened in Kenilworth Church on March 13, 
1979 addresses this letter to you with the prayer that you will remain loyal 
to the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 

First, Asheville Presbytery informs you that the actions taken by the 
Session and Board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church were un- 
constitutional. 

1 . There is no provision in the constitution of the Presbyterian Church 
in the U.S. for a congregation to renounce the communion and authority 
of the Presbyterian Church of which it is a part and become a part of 
another Presbyterian church. 

Members of a Presbyterian church are free, at any time, to request a 
church letter and become a member of another church but a Presbyterian 
church is a part of the Presbytery which organized it. A Presbyterian 
church is a connectional church. There are no independent Presbyterian 
churches with the right and power to be affiliated with any ecclesiastical 
body it chooses. 

It follows that the congregational meeting which has been called by the 
Session of the First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville "to take such 
steps as are necessary to sever our relationship with Asheville Presbytery" 
and "affiliate with the Presbytery of Western North Carolina of the 
Presbyterian Church in America" is unconstitutional. 

2. There is no provision in the constitution of the Presbyterian Church 



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in the U.S. for a congregation by a vote, however large the majority, to 
take its property and become affiliated with another ecclesiastical body. 

The Presbyterian Church is a connectional church. This means the 
Presbyterian churches in Asheville Presbytery and their property belong 
to Asheville Presbytery. The only way a Presbyterian church can be 
established is by action of a Presbytery. It becomes a part of Presbytery 
and carries on its ministry in accord with the constitution of the 
Presbyterian Church of which it is a part. 

The church courts and the civil courts have held that the property of a 
Presbyterian church is owned by the congregation. They have also held 
that the congregation which owns the property is the congregation which 
the Presbytery recognizes as being the church, the congregation which is 
loyal to the Presbytery. 

In repeated litigation the civil courts have confirmed this position. 

This means that the members of the First Presbyterian Church 

in Hendersonville who remain loyal to the Presbyterian Church in 

the U.S. will be recognized by Asheville Presbytery as being the 

First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville with the right to the 

ownership of all church property. 

continued on page 2 



CuIIowhee Presbyterian Church 
Plans Dedication of New Building 



On April 1, 1979, at 3:00 P.M., the CuIIowhee Presbyterian 
Church will dedicate its new building. The main speakers for this 
event will be Dr. H. F. Robinson, Chancellor of Western Carolina 
University and the Reverend Vernol R. Jansen, Jr., General 
Secretary of the Synod of North Carolina. Other members of the 
Asheville Presbytery who will be participating in the program: 
are; The Reverend Leroy Secrest, The Reverend Ron Odum, The 
Reverend Woody Johnson, The Reverend Bill Serjak, The 
Reverend Bill Anderson and The Reverend Jim Hornsby, Pastor 
of CuIIowhee Presbyterian Church. 

This has been a long awaited event in the life of the CuIIowhee 
Church. It all began in 1963 when a survey of the area was made 
to determine if there were interested people in CuIIowhee who 
wanted to organize a Church. In the summer of 1964, a joint call 
was issued to the Reverend Stanley Bennett by the Asheville 
Presbytery in conjunction with the Campus Christian Life Council 
of the Synod of Appalachia. Mr. Bennett came to CuIIowhee as 
the Campus Minister to serve Western Carolina University. Prior 
to this time, the work on campus had been done by the congrega- 
tion and Pastor of Sylva Presbyterian Church; the Reverend D. P. 
McGeachy, III, Pastor. A house had been purchased by the Home 
Missions Committee and worship services were held there for 
students and interested persons. At the time of Mr. Bennett's ar- 
rival, the house had been closed and no active work was going on. 
During the next several years, property was purchased by the 
Home Missions Committee which was located nearer the campus. 
This consisted of two houses, one of which was to be used as a Stu- 
dent Center and other was to be rented. Beginning in January, 
1966, worship services were held in the Chapel of St. David's 
Episcopal Church. The Asheville Presbytery was then petitioned 
to organize a church at CuIIowhee and this was done on March 17, 
1966 at 7:30 P.M. in St. David's Chapel. The Reverend Stanley 
Bennett was installed as Stated Supply. The CuIIowhee 
Presbyterian Church was organized with 31 members. 

continued on page 3 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March, 1979 



Council Investigates 

Possible New 

Camp / Conference 

Center! 

Asheville Presbytery Camp Council [a part of 
the Christian Education Committee] met March 
16, 1979 on the campus of the Presbyterian 
Home for Children. Committee member Don 
McKenzie welcomed other members of the 
council which includes E. A. Andrews, Chair- 
man; The Rev. Larry Ayers, Dr. C. Larry 
Wilson, The Rev. Billy Frank Woods and Mrs. 
Ruth Gibson. Advisory participants were The 
Rev. Bill Anderson and Miss Carlisle Hoyt. 
Chairman E. A. (Andy) Andrews had arranged 
an impressive tour of possible mountain camp- 
sites for the council to view and study. He ar- 
ranged for a convoy of 4-wheel drive vehicles so 
that the group could "jeep" to the tops of moun- 
tain wilderness areas. Andrews outlined at an 
executive session that the Camp council met on 
Feb. 28 and heard a report from Jake Wetzel 
about the use of the camp during fall and 
winter of '78, and also the plans for camp ses- 
sions for the summer of 1979. 

NEW DEVELOPMENTS DISCUSSED - 
COLLEGE WANTS OUT 

Council members learned that Montreat 
Anderson College does not want to renew the 
agreement to lease the camp for 1980. The Col- 
lege will finish '79 summer's camp program and 
turn the facility back to the Presbytery's Camp 
Council in August 1979. The resident directors, 
Prof, and Mrs. Jake Wetzel are moving back to 
the college campus to be more available as 
faculty members for the college's wilderness 
program. 

IMMEDIATE STEPS TO TAKE 

Some immediate steps the council faces are 



outlined as follows: 

a. Decide upon best method of caring for the 
camp property and buildings following the 
Wetzel's departure. 

b. Establish an estimate of costs for the pro- 
gram of watch-care. 

c. Decide whether or not we want to recom- 
mend to Presbytery the pattern of camp ses- 
sions, director and staff we had prior to the 
lease by the College, develop a realistic cost 
analysis of such a program, purpose and time 
schedule. 

d. Consider the idea of disposing of the Camp 
property by straight sale, by lease or gift to 
MAC. 

e. Analyze the possibilities of developing a 
camp on the property of Presbyterian Children's 
Home. This has several times been proposed. 
We need to look carefully at this possibility and 
build a recommendation if desirable. 

Council Members with other staff advisors 
(Anderson & Hoyt) discussed various 
possibilities for camp ministry in the Presbytery. 
The Council noted that the facilities at 
Presbyterian Home included a fully equipped 
gymnasium, Olympic swimming pool, dining 
facilities for a large group, tennis courts, ball 
diamonds, hiking and wilderness trails, etc., 
and might be ideal for some camping program. 
McKenzie suggested that the Board of Trustees 
would need to be consulted before invitations to 
move the camp there could be discussed. Coun- 
cil members discussed the possibility of selling 
the present CAMP PISGAH and rebuilding 
somewhere else an adult retreat/hotel type con- 
ference camp center which could also ac- 
comodate a Presbytery Youth Camping facility. 
After an extensive tour of areas with magnifi- 
cent views, the committee enjoyed a splendid 
barbeque meal prepared by Oak Forest 
Presbyterian Elder Gus Kooles. Chairman An- 
drews concluded the meeting noting that many 
possibilities must be investigated concerning . . . 



"what to do about our camp and camping . . " 
The Council will have some recommendations 
and possibly a camping philosophy paper for 
consideration by the Presbytery when the court 
is convened in Summer 1979 meeting. 

PASTORAL LETTER from page 1 

3. Your Presbytery admonishes you to con- 
sider well the proposal of your ministers and of- 
ficers to "affiliate with the Presbytery of 
Western North Carolina of the Presbyterian 
Church in America." 

For your encouragement you should be 
aware: 

(1) That the proposal to replace the 
Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechism 
with a Book of Confessions was defeated by the 
Presbyteries. 

(2) That the Proposal to adopt "weighted 
voting" and thus increase the chances of church 
union was defeated by a vote of four to one. 
Constitutional integrity was reaffirmed. 

(3) The Presbyterian Foundation is being 
established by church leaders from across the 
General Assembly, among them: Clayton Bell, 
Highland Park, Dallas; Frank Harrington, 
Peachtree, Atlanta; Howard Chadwick, First 
Orlando; Randolph Kowalski, First Greenville; 
John Lancaster, First Houston. The Foundation 
will seek large sums of money to support the 
outreach and evangelistic mission of the church 
at home and overseas. 

(4) The General Assembly Committee on 
Theology and Culture has prepared a paper 
which will be presented to the next General 
Assembly which declares that homosexuality is 
sin and that homosexuals should not be ordain- 
ed. 

The Presbyterian Church in the U.S. is seek- 
ing to know the will of God in all things. It 
merits and needs your prayers and support. 

Yours in Christ 



CANDIDATES COMMITTEE 

Begins 1979/1980 Work 




Rev. William J. Wing 




Rev. Denton C. Davis 



The Rev. William T. Wing was elected Candidate Chairman at 
the January 1979 meeting of Asheville Presbytery. Wing has nam- 
ed The Rev. Dent Davis, (pastor of the Oak Forest Presbyterian 
Church) as the co-chairman. Other members of the committee 
are The Rev. Larry Wilson, Pastor, Murphy Presbyterian; the 
Rev. Jerry Robinson, Pastor Brevard Presbyterian; The Rev. Bob 
McGirt, Associate Pastor of Asheville First Presbyterian; and Rul- 
ing Elder Miss Mary Gillis of Canton Presbyterian. Wing and 
Davis and other members will be visiting with each candidate by 
telephone or mail, or by personal conference during the coming 
year. The committee on Candidates is Presbytery's agent for 
enlistment, support, care and supervision of its candidates for the 
Ministry. Wing and Davis and their committee are part of 
Presbytery's larger executive committeee on CHURCH 
RELATED VOCATIONS. Dr. John Newton is the executive 
chairman and the Rev. Robert McGirt is the vice chairman. 

The Rev. Wing noted in an interview with Editor Rev. Bill 
Anderson that the Candidate committee will be responsible for 

A. ENLISTMENT — Seeking out those who are likely to be 
Ministers and laying before them the opportunities and demands 
of the Ministry of the Word. 



B. RECEPTION — guiding applicants for candidacy through 
all the steps necessary under the Book of Church Order to come 
under the supervision of the Committee (BC024-3) or to become 
Candidates under the care of Presbytery (BC024-3) 

C. OVERSIGHT — supervision and care of Candidates until 
they have been ordained or have otherwise ceased to be Can- 
didates. 

Mr. Wing's committee will be making the Presbytery's first 
response to those seeking candidacy through the Candidate's com- 
mittee as it works under the oversight of the CRV Executive com- 
mittee of the Church. 

For the Church at large, the Committee stands at the outer gate 
to the Ordained Ministry — responding to applicants, screening 
them, and recommending whether or not they should be admitted 
to processes which may eventually lead to ordination as Ministers 
of the Word. The committee will communicate annually its 
perception of its personnel needs to Presbytery's nominating com- 
mittee which is chaired by the Rev. Calvin Thielman. 

Under Wing and Davis's leadership, the committee will be 
meeting regularly to screen applicants for candidacy, to evaluate 
progress of all Candidates, to provide necessary support to Can- 
didates, and to inform Presbytery about Candidates. Other facets 
of their work, especially the pastoral aspects of oversight, may be 
carried out by sub-groups or by individuals the committee ap- 
points. Mr. Wing told Bill Anderson that he hopes to have close 
liaison with the Commission on the Minister and the Presbytery 
Mission Committee chaired by the Rev. Leroy Secrest. Opportuni- 
ty for summer work for candidates at churches, etc., may be ar- 
ranged through these committee groups working together. He 
plans to meet occasionally with the Administration Committee 
and the Christian Education Committee for any suggestions and 
input they may have. Mr. Wing and Mr. Anderson will be atten- 
ding the candidates committee workshop in the summer. Mr. 
McGirt was extended much appreciation recently when he was 
recognized and appreciated for his past service for several years as 
Candidate Chairman. McGirt will continue to serve on the com- 
mittee and will be available for advice and assistance. 



March, 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



KING COLLEGE 
MERGER OFF! 



It was announced today by Dr. Roy K. Pat- 
teson, Jr., President of King College, that King 
College's participation in the proposed merger 
of King College with East Tennessee State 
University is being withdrawn at this time. Dr. 
Patteson stated, "The Proposal for the utiliza- 
tion of the King College faculty contained in the 
feasibility study is not acceptable to King Col- 
lege since it is a radical departure from the 
original concept of the proposed agreement. It 
had been our intention from the beginning to 
retain our tenured and tenure-track faculty." 

Patteson added, "I understand that 
Chancellor Nicks plans to present the proposal 
and feasibility study to the Board of Regents on 
March 10. Since we have had no opportunity to 
negotiate on the matter of the faculty, we see no 
merit in having the matter considered by the 
Regents. Therefore, I have notified Chancellor 
Nicks that we wish to withdraw from further 
consideration of the merger with ETSU." 

Patteson stated, "While the merger concept is 
a sound one, the proposal of the merger ap- 
parently does not come at the best time for 
either ETSU or the State Board of Regents. As I 
understand it, the Board of Regents' priorities 
naturally center around the funding of the 
Medical School and the recently developed hope 
to merge George Peabody College with Ten- 
nessee State University. Both of these programs 
have moved King College to a lower priority 
position." 

Patteson acknowledged that the preliminary 
opposition which had been expressed by key 
legislators — especially the inalterable opposition 
of Rep. John Bragg, Chairman of the powerful 
House Appropriations Committee, to the idea 
of merger between any state and private col- 
leges—had already dimmed his hopes for the 
possibility of the merger, even if the provisions 
for the faculty had been worked out. 

In reflecting on the proposed merger, Pat- 
teson said, "The concept of joining King College 
to ETSU was sound, as it was originally put for- 
ward. We were excited about preserving King 
College and about the educational potential 
which the merger held for the future of both 
Bristol and the University. Without the merger, 
Bristol will be deprived of a broadened, publicly 
supported program of higher education for 
youth and adults, and the University will forgo a 
unique opportunity for further development 
toward quality without significant public ex- 
pense." 

Patteson noted that King's Trustees are con- 
sidering other possibilities for the merger of 
King and that one such option, which could 
preserve King as a Presbyterian-related college, 
looks fairly good at this time. "This newer 
possibility has emerged only recently, but it 
gives us some cause for hope. It is not sufficient- 
ly developed for us to comment on it at this 
time. Since these matters take time, I expect it 
will be at least several weeks before we know if it 
will be feasible." 

President Patteson expressed praise for the 
personnel and students at King College. "This 
trying situation has brought great uncertainty 
and strain to-everyone at the College. In spite of 
that, our students have remained with the Col- 
lege and have sought to make it one of our best 
academic years, and our faculty and staff have 
been loyal in their responsibilities and devotion. 
Everyone has endured with dignity and with a 
sense of steadfast purpose the difficulties of 
these recent months. It is a privilege to help lead 
the College on behalf of persons like these." 



EVENTS to HELP YOU 
and your CHURCH 

[t^] Plan to attend 

JUNIOR HIGH 

WHEN: May 12, 1979 SATUR- 

DAY 10AM-4PM 
WHERE: Little Pisgah Camp 

WHAT: "All Day event" for 

leaders and students 
COST: Bring $1 for your lunch 

ADVISORS: Send names & addresses 
for registration to 
Presbytery Office 



WHEN: 



WHERE: 

WHAT: 
COST: 



SENIOR HIGH 

April 20-April 22 Fri. 

afternoon Sunday 

afternoon 

Rockmont Camp (near 

Black Mountain, NC) 

Spring Rally 

$24.00 - Check with 

your advisors. 



LEADERSHIP EVENT 

WHEN: March 30-April 1 

WHERE: Montreat-William Black 

Home 
WHAT: Mini Conference for C. 

E. & Leader training 
COST: Call Presbytery Office 

WHEN: April 28. SATURDAY 

One day event 10 AM-3 

PM 
WHERE: Bryson City Presbyterian 

Church 
WHAT: Sunday School Supts. 

Workshop & Teacher 

Training 
COST: Call Presbytery Office 

VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL 
WORKSHOP 

WHEN: April 22 - SUNDAY One 

day event 3 PM-5:30 PM 

WHERE: Highlands First 

Presbyterian Church 

WHAT: Workshop for organizing 

- teaching - in Vacation 
Bible School 

COST: Is no more than a two 

hour drive from any point 
in Presbytery for a pro- 
fitable event and a 
beautiful drive. 
YOUTH CLUB PROGRAM 
(Carlisle Hoyt knows about this one) 

WHEN: April 23-25 

MONDAY- 
WEDNESDAY 

WHERE: Roanoke, VA 

WHAT: Training for Youth Club 

COST: $150 write to: 700 

Dewberry Road 

Monroeville, PA 15146 
for info. 



March, 1979 

Entered as second-class mail at the Postoffice at Asheville. N.C., under 
the act of March 3, 1879. Second class Postage paid at Asheville, N.C. 
28802. 

Published Monthly at Asheville, N.C. By 
Asheville Presbytery 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. William R, Anderson, Editor 

Telephone 704-258-8143 

Change of Address Requested 
Subscription Price: SI. 00 Per Annum 



Annual Meeting 

of the 

Women of the 

Church 

by Terri Tagliarini 

Publicity Chairman 

Women of the Church 

Dr. Robert Ferguson, past president of 
the Christian Endeavor Society, former 
chairman of the Scottish Council on North 
Africa Missions, Moderator of the Knox- 
ville Presbytery in 1973, and the present 
senior pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Knoxville, Tennessee, will be 
the guest speaker at the Annual Meeting of 
the Women of the Church, April 18 and 19 
at the Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church. Special music will be presented by 
Mrs. Catherine Lacy. Montreat-Anderson 
College scholarship student, Miss Janet 
Carlton, will be a special guest. 

On April 18, registration and social time 
will begin at 7:00 PM with the meeting to 
follow at 7:30 PM. On April 19, registra- 
tion and social time will begin at 9:15 AM 
with the meeting following at 10:00 AM. A 
luncheon will follow the April 19 meeting 
for those who have made reservations with 
Mrs. I. M. Ellis, 669-6746. The cost of the 
lunch is $2.00. 

CULLOWHEE DEDICATION 

(from page one) 

During the years that followed the con- 
gregation worshipped in many locations on 
and around the campus, primarily in 
University facilities. In the summer of 
1976, the house used as a Student Center 
was sold and removed from the property to 
make room for a church building. With 
the help of the Home Missions Committee 
and by selling bonds, the congregation was 
able to have plans drawn by an architect 
and construction was begun on the Church 
in September, 1976. The building is a 
multi-use facility consisting of a student 
center, kitchen, office, and restrooms on 
the lower floor; and a sanctuary, session 
room, pastor's office, secretary's office, 
and restrooms on the upper floor. 

In June, 1978, The Reverend Stanley 
Bennett left Cullowhee Presbyterian 
Church to accept a call from Immanuel 
Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, 
California. The congregation was without 
a Pastor from June, 1978 until March, 
1979. The first worship service was held in 
the building on September 10, 1978. Many 
lay people of the congregation and com- 
munity as well as Ministers from Asheville 
Presbytery have filled the pulpit during 
this time. The building is not completely 
finished and since much of the work is be- 
ing done by members of the congregation, 
it necessarily takes time to get the work 
done. The Home Missions Committee 
again helped with the completion of some 
high priority items so the building is fully 
usable with the exception of not having a 
refrigerator for the kitchen. 

The Reverend James S. Hornsby was in- 
stalled as the Pastor of Cullowhee 
Presbyterian Church on March 1, 1979. 



Page Four 



March, 1979 



ilmnnal (fttfta 

Ahrens, Mr. Edward B., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank Albee, Augusta, Maine. 

Anderson, Mrs. Mae Phillips, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ralph Rector & Family, Hendersonville. 

Applewhite, Mr. W., Wilmington, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Emery S. Mathis, Canton. 

Bailey, Mrs. J. A., Asheville — Mrs. M. B. Summers, 
W. Columbia, SC. Employees of Asheville Army 
Store, Asheville. . 

Bischoff, Mr. Harry — Mrs. A. M. R. Jacobs, Ashe- 
ville. 

Blair, Mrs. Thomas E., Charlotte — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 

Bohon, Mr. Porter F., West Point, Miss. — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Bridges, Mr. Wylie A., Hendersonville — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Buckner, Bess Curtis, Sylva — Allyce & Martin Cun- 
ningham, Sylva. 

Cable, Mrs. Maurice L., Arden — Mrs. H. W. Hipp, 
The Arnold Phillipses, Jean Cable McLeod, Arden. 
Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Runnion, Fletcher. J. C. & Emily 
Dennis, Largo, FLA. Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. West, 
Asheville. 

Cagle, Mr. Roy, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. John S. 
Mountney, Asheville. 

Carter, Mr. Andrew C, Asheville — Mrs. Mark 
Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

Crawford, Senator I. C, Asheville — Lacy & Dot- 
tie Thornburg, Webster, NC. 

Davis, Mrs. Katie C, Brevard — George M. & Evelyn 
Slagle, Mr. & Mrs. Claude Bolton, Ms. Alice 
Slagle, Franklin. Fannie B. Pullium, Presbyterian 
Women of the Church, Florence & Harry Reeves, 
Mrs. Mildred B. Ray, Andrews. Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Brevard. 

Epps, Mrs. J. Vernon, Sr., Cades, SC — Mrs. Etta T. 
Graham, Hendersonville. 

Foster, Mr. B. L., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. L. 
A. Blair, Hendersonville. 

Frady, Mr. Edgar H., Hendersonville — Alice 
English, Bill Powers, Jane & J. McCrary, Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Dr. & Mrs. L. B. Barber, 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Furey, Anna Davis, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Sam 
M. McElroy, Asheville. 

Glass, Mrs. John P., Sanibel, FLA— Mrs. C. M. 
English, Circle #3 of First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Gregg, Mr. George W., Arden— Mr. & Mrs. C. E. 
Weaver, Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Swift, Marguerite 
Rochat, Levenie R. Syrett, Pollie Carman, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Hart, Arden, Mr. 
Eugene C. Hostetter, Clayton, IND. Mrs. Gustav 
Stern, Tipp City, Ohio. 

Griffin, Mrs. Daisy W., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 

Hall, The Rev. C. Vernon, Leicester — Mrs. James 
R. Fawcett & Family, Asheville. 

Hampton, Mrs. Marie A., Atlanta, GA — Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Harlan, Mr. Frank E., Charlotte — Mr. Leon Wal- 
ker, Sr., Asheville. 

Healey, Ann Rebecca, Etowah — Miss Carlisle Hoyt, 
Rev. S. Brown Hoyt, Miss Helen Ledsinger, Mon- 
treal Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Black 
Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. R. G. Fluke, Mrs. F. E. 
McFarland, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. David W. 
Thome, Brevard. Etowah Music Club, Mr. & Mrs. 



SPECIAL OCCASTION?? 

Birthday?? 
Anniversary?? 

Give a "LIVING" memorial gift! 




Mrs. "Vann" comes to the Presbytery Office on 
Wednesdays to process and acknowledge 
Presbyterian Home Memorial Gifts. If you want to 
send a gift in "Honor" of someone's birthday or an- 
niversary or other special occasion, telephone her at 
704-258-8143 and give her the special instructions 
you wish for personal acknowledgement and special 
personal way we can help you. 

Roy C. Jones, Etowah. Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Allen, 

Sevierville, TN. 
Hipps, Mr. Walter H., Sr., Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Hooper, Mrs. Roberta, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 

Painter, Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, 

Sylva. 
Johnson, Mrs., Miami Shores, FLA — Hayesville 

Presbyterian Church, Hayesville, NC. 
Keeling, Mr. Krome, Asheville — Mrs. Mary Smith, 

Asheville. 
Ligon, Irene Elizabeth, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. H. 

H. Deal, Mrs. Florence R. Porter, Asheville. 
McCrain, Mrs. Elsie, Kensington, MD — Mr. & Mrs. 

Everett Scroggs, June Scroggs, Circle #4 of Canton 

Presbyterian Church, Canton. 
McGuire, Mrs. Bertha, Ormond Beach, FLA — 

Margaret M. Gash, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Johnson, 

Pisgah Forest. 
Miller, Cindy, Colorado Springs, CO — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arnold Powell, Hendersonville. 
Morgan, Mr. A. H., Seattle, WA — Mrs. Marion 

Pardee, Hendersonville. 
Morgan, Mr. Archie R., Palm Springs, CA — 

Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Mrs. Walter O. Allen, 

Women of First Presbyterian Church, Henderson- 
ville. 
Moss, Sallie Nicholson, Barnardsville — The Judge 

McDarris Family, Waynesville. 
Nanney, Mr. John L., Hendersonville — Mrs. 

Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 
Noyes, Mr. Hiland B., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. Mrs. Albert E. 

Norville, Brevard. 



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name of. deceased* 



*Who was from 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to 
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correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name 



Donor's Address 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 

Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N.C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 
Telephone: 258-8143 

*Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, Anniversary, etc.) give details for 
acknowledgement . 



O'Connor, Miss Helen, Mobile, ALA — Mr. Charles 
L. Frost, San Mateo, CA. 

Olewine, Dr. J. Harris, State College, PA — George 
& Carolyn Turner, Brevard. 

Pardee, Mr. Curtis, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur Brubaker, Hendersonville. 

Parks, Mr. June L., Sr., Asheville — Howard & 
Louise Sams, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E. Bennett, Mr. 
& Mrs. John S. Mountney, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
Sawyer & Family, Asheville Oil Dealers Associa- 
tion, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Ibra Sarratt, Mrs. 
Katherine H. Faris, Mr. & Mrs. Henry L. 
Buchanan, Gaffney, SC. Session of Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Cleve L. 
Honeycutt, Weaverville. Lakey Gap Presbyterian 
Church, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Sam E. 
Carlton & Family, Barnardsville. 

Perry, Mr. Stephen G., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. E. Beyer, Hendersonville. 

Petrie, Miss Margaret, Asheville — Mrs. Ellen 
Futrell, Women's Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Pressley, Mr. A. L., Arden — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 
Schwarzkopf, Arden. 

Ramsey, Margaret Q., Baltimore, MD — Mr. W. C. 
Hicklin, Arden. 

Reinhold, Mrs. Jeannette, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. George Klick, Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Johnson, 
Mrs. Edna Wright, Mrs. Elsie M. Vorel, Mr. & 
Mrs. Frank Kowalski, Mr. & Mrs. Willard G. 
Hatch, Miss Katherine Sonne, Hendersonville. 

Rhodes, Mrs. Lovell, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Her- 
man G. Nichols, Mr. & Mrs. Donald I. Burhoe, 
Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Jack 
G. Faucette, Burlington, NC 

Rhodes, Margaret Millender, Lake Wales, 
FLA — Alice A. Carter, Asheville. 

Rich, Mrs. E. H., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. John S. 
Mountney, Asheville. 

Roberts, Mrs. Edward G., Asheville — Judge 
Charles McDarris Family, Waynesville. 

Robinson, Mr. Herbert, Canton — Mabel & Lorene 
Dillingham, Asheville. Glenn & Evelyn Robinson, 
Canton. 

Sievers, Mr. Henry E., Asheville — Vester & Carole 
Waldrup, Arden. John & Nancy Speagle, Conover, 
Circle #1 of First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Smith, Mrs. Ruth McFarland, Tryon — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. A. Blair, Mrs. Leonard B. Barber, Sr., Cora A. 
Fisher, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard B. Barber, Henderson- 
ville. 

Stines, Mr. Ernest Z., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. John 
S. Mountney, Asheville. 

Walling, Mr. Brantley, Orangeburg, SC — Adult 
Sunday School Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesville. 

Walton, Mrs. Louise Kimzey, Asheville — Mrs. Al- 
bert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Willis, Mrs. Anna C, Philadelphia, PA— Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Wilson, Mrs. Georgie Donnan, Asheville — Mrs. 
Roy C. Bennett, Circle #2 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Zipperer, Savannah, GA — Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, 
Hendersonville. 

... ON THE LIGHTER 
SIDE 

"HOW'S THAT TEACHER?" 

An eight-year-old boy was asked by his 
mother what he had learned at Sunday 
School. "Well," he said, "our teacher told 
us about when God sent Moses behind the 
enemy lines to rescue the Israelites from 
the Egyptians. When they came to the Red 
Sea, Moses called for the engineers to build 
a pontoon bridge. After they had all cross- 
ed, they looked back and saw the Egyptian 
tanks coming. Moses radioed the head- 
quarters on his walke-talkie to send 
bombers to blow up the bridge and save 
the Israelites." 

"Bobby," exclaimed his mother, "is that 
really the way your teacher told the story?" 

"Not exactly," Bobby admitted, "but if I 
told it her way, you'd never believe it." 

NOTE: Wm. R. Anderson Sr., a ruling Elder from South Mississippi 
Presbytery (and Bill Anderson's Dad) sent this in. 



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SINCE 1910 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



USPS 414-880 



Volume LXXXII No. 4 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



April, 1979 



Presbyterial at Black Mountain 

Women of Asheville Presbytery have successful meeting 





REGISTRATION table shows "overflow" crowd 
at the beginning of Presbyterial. 



Missionary Anne Lindsay and others serve coffee 
and "sweets" to the ladies "coming early" before 
meeting begins. 



Special luncheon preparations were "well- 
received" by the large crowd attending 
Presbyterial. Comments on ". . .how terrific this 
food is!!" were numerous. 



Much fellowship and mutual information was ex- 
changed by ladies from "all over Asheville 
Presbytery" during the "talk and tell" time after 
dinner. 




Host pastor Rev. Shelor and President Maie Min- 
nick "check-over" last minute details as sanc- 
tuary "fills-up!" 



Call to order by Presbyterial president begins with 
a "ROLL CALL" of the churches. Mrs. Thelma 
Baker reports most churches had represen- 
tatives. 



Special music and reports are studied by ladies 
from the 35 churches which form the Presbyterial 



Materials and special assignments for the "years 
work" are given out. Incoming president Mrs. 
Marion Beegle, and other officers and leaders 
were installed in an impressive ceremony in the 
Black Mountain sanctuary. 




Ladies reported, "Dr. Robert Foster. . .gave a 
splendid message. . .warm and spiritual. . .noting 
the 'call of discipleship' ". Dr. Foster is pastor of 
Knoxville, Tenn. First Presbyterian Church 



Presbyterial President Maie Minnick and Ex- 
ecutive Secretary Rev. Bill Anderson confer with 
First Presbyterian Ladies from Hendersonville 
Church. They report exciting plans for future 
ministry. 






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Presbytery Met April 10th 

at Cullowhee Presbyterian Church 

Asheville Presbytery began the spring 1979 meeting with an impressive 
communion service led by Campus Pastor Jim Hornsby in the Cullowhee 
Presbyterian Church on the campus of Western Carolina University. 
Special reports from all the executive committees were presented. A com- 
plete digest of the proceedings is being mailed to all churches and 
members of Presbytery. A large crowd of the congregation from First 
Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville were present to hear the recom- 
mendations of the Commission on the Minister. Commission Chairman 
David Parks and the commission were commended on the fairness and in- 
tegrity of their work. The following actions were adopted by Presbytery: 

Rev. Neville & Rev. Munson Dismissed 

Asheville Presbytery voted to dissolve the pastoral relationship that ex- 
ists between Rev. John Neville and Rev. Donald Munson and the First 
Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville effective April 16, 1979, and that 
Rev. Neville and Rev. Munson be dismissed to the Presbytery of Western 
Carolina of the Presbyterian Church of America. The motion was second- 
ed and passed unanimously. 

Salary related items for Mr. Munson and Mr. Neville: 
a. It was moved, seconded and passed that both ministers receive two 
weeks paid vacation. b. It was moved, seconded and passed that full 

salary and benefits as specified in the respective calls of the ministers in- 
cluding insurance and annuity benefits be paid for six additional weeks or 
until such time as the ministers accept a call to another work, whichever 
comes first. 

Church Session Dissolved 

It was moved, seconded and passed that the Session and Diaconate of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville be dissolved as of April 
16, 1979, and that the Commission be designated to manage the affairs of 

(continued on page 2) 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 1979 




MEN'S 
CONFERENCE 

THE SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
June 22-24, 1979 

Lees-McRae College — Banner Elk, North Carolina 

With This Theme . . . 

Growing in Christ 

And These Speakers and Programs . . . 



DR. JULIAN LAKE 

REV. JAMES N. MURRAY 

REV. BURWELL J. SHORE III 

DR. JAMES PHILP 

NEILL R. McGEACHY, JR. 

DR. JOSEPH MULLIN 

CHAPLAIN 

WILBURNHENDRIX 

Everyone Who Attends . . . 

will grow in the Grace 
Lord and Savior Jesus 



REV. HAL E. HYDE, JR. 
VERNOL R. JANSEN 
DR. DAVID BURR 

COMMUNION SERVICE 

SPECIAL MUSIC 

HYMN SING 

REACTION AND DIALOGUE 



and Knowledge of Our 

Christ. —II Peter 3:18 



Cost of the Conference is $8.00, which should be sent with the attached registration form to: 
Mr. Melson Pittman, 805 Ravenwood Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO ''SYNOD MEN'S CONFERENCE" 

Housing and meals for the Conference will be in dormitory and cafeterial facilities of Lees-McRae 
College, at a total cost of $22.00 per person, double occupancy (hall baths), all meals and linen 
included, payable on arrival at the Conference. This includes all Conference expenses from Friday 
evening dinner through Sunday lunch. Be sure to indicate number of persons on the registration 
blank. All conferees should bring an extra blanket. Cost for children under 12 years of age will 
be $20.00 for the weekend. 

Those preferring alternate housing at nearby Holiday Inn should contact the motel directly at 
Banner Elk for reservations. (704-898-4570) 

The 1979 Conference begins with dinner on Friday night, June 22 at 6:00 P.M. in McDonald 
Cafeteria, and closes with lunch on Sunday, June 24. Friday and Saturday night lodging and 
six meals are all included in the room charge. 

REGISTRATION BLANK 

SYNOD MEN'S CONFERENCE 
COMPLETE AND MAIL TO: Mr. Melson Pitlman 
805 RaVenwood Drive 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 
D Enroll me for the Synod Men's Conference and find enclosed my $8.00 registration fee. 

□ Reserve room and board for me/us. I/we will need room (s) for persons at $22.00 each person 

for the weekend, meals and linen included. 

□ My wife (and children) will come with me. (Include these in the number of persons above.) 

□ Check here if First-Floor accommodations are essential. (Limited number available). 



Presbytery 



(Continued from front page) 

said church including the selection of the interim supply minister as has 
been requested by the remaining members. This management to continue 
until the July meeting of Asheville Presbytery. 

Resolution Adopted 

As members of Asheville Presbytery we acknowledge our shared respon- 
sibility for the hurt and division that exists within our church and confess 
that we are all responsible for this division. Therefore we call upon all our 
members to repent of divisive activity and to seek God's guidance for the 
unity of our church, for Asheville Presbytery and for the entire body of 
Christ. We pray for God's blessing on the First Presbyterian Church of 
Hendersonville and for their unity in Christ. We pray for God's guidance 
and blessing and care on those who feel led to unite with the Presbyterian 
Church of America. The Presbytery concluded with the reading of the 
minutes and plans to meet for the Summer meeting at Etowah 
Presbyterian on July 10, 1979. 



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MAY 12, 1979 
10am - 4pm 

^1.00 Registration Fee — Lunch included 
Featuring : 

BILL HARRISON, Cartoonist 

Presenting the Good News 
with his pen and drawingboard 



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Rain or Shine 



Rev. Billy Joe Martin, Chairman 
Jr. High Council 
Committee on Christian Education 
Asheville Presbytery 



A Prayer for Older People 

Father, Thou knowest I am growing older. Keep me from becom- 
ing talkative and possessed with the idea that I must express 
myself on every subject. Release me from the craving to straighten 
out everyone's affairs. Keep my mind free from the recital of 
endless detail. Seal my lips when I am inclined to tell of my aches 
and pains. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may 
be wrong. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not 
bossy. With my vast store of wisdom and experience, it seems a pi- 
ty not to use it all, but thou knowest, Lord, that I want to keep my 
friends until the end. "Fortes fortuna juvat." 

AMEN . Submitted by Alec Garden 

Canton Presbyterian Church 

Hayesville Presbyterian Church 
Has New Fellowship Hall! 




The newly renovated Fellowship Hall of the Hayesville 
Presbyterian Church. Shown is a gathering for a covered dish lun- 
cheon. The arrow notes local architecture member who supervis- 
ed this addition. A seminary student serves currently as pulpit 
supply with partial support of Presbytery Mission Committee. 



April, 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




WESLEY GRANT 
TO SPEAK AT 
MEN'S SPRING 
RALLY 



Rev. Wesley Grant will be the speaker at 
the Asheville Presbytery Men's Spring Ral- 
ly to be held at Camp Little Pisgah on June 
7th at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Wesley Grant was 
called to the ministry some forty years ago 
and has pastored several churches and has 
been the pastor of the World Wide Baptist 
Tabernacle in Asheville for the past 20 
years. 

Wesley is probably better known to us by 
his radio and TV ministry. He has been on 
WFGW-WMIT Radio, Black Mt. for 
several years and has a regular Sunday 
morning service entitled, "Count on Me", 
on WLOS-TV Channel 13 in Asheville. His 
TV ministry has been a great blessing to us 
all for the past 11 years. 

Wesley is looking forward to sharing 
with us on that evening and ask that we 
pray for him as he prepares to come. 

Rev. Glen McClung has the men of the 
Malvern Hills Church ready to prepare the 
meal this year. We will tell you next month 
what their specialty will be. (The men may 
be reading cookbooks and practicing.) 

More details will be in the May Moun- 
tain Work, but meanwhile please mark 
your calendar for June 7th for a evening of 
fun and fellowship. 

Bill Waddell 
President, MOC 




The Reverend Billy Frank Woods and Mrs. 
Woods — Moderator-Nominee of Asheville 
Presbytery and Pastor of Waynesville's First 
Presbyterian Church. He is a former moderator 
of Augusta-Macon Presbytery. Also former 
President of the Haywood County Ministerial 
Assoc. 



King is Saved! 



New Evangelical Position Stated 

King College, 112-year old Presbyterian College officially 
changed hands April 16, despite protests of representatives 
from the Synod of the Mid-South and refusal by the entire Bi- 
ble and theology department to sign proposed new contracts. 

Four Presbyterians, including the Rev. George Long, 
pastor of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church in Lookout 
Mountain, Tenn,; the Rev. Cortez Cooper, pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn.; the Rev. Clayton 
Bell, pastor of Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, 
Tex. and Hugh" McClellan, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn., have 
taken over the college through a proposal which offers to pour 
some $300,000 to $400,000 per year into the college for three 
years in exchange for changing it to an "evangelical" college. 

Dr. R.T.L. Liston, president of King College from 
1943-1968, took credit for the changeover in a news story in 
the Bristol Herald Courier where he claimed, "Our group 
came together as a result of prayer. The whole effort was 
bathed in prayer." 

Dr. Don R. Mitchell, currently academic vice president at 
Wheaton College in Wheaton, 111., was named new president 



last week. Wheaton is a known conservative college which re- 
quires students to sign an agreement swearing that "he will 
abstain from smoking, drinking, social dancing and gam- 
bling." 

An alarmed student body at King College questioned Dr. 
Mitchell concerning this matter and he assured them they will 
not have to sign a pledge, but that the changes in the students 
are expected to come from "within". He also pointed out that 
Wheaton has a lot more students than King College and has a 
waiting list for enrollment. 

One of King's problems has been a declining enrollment 
coupled with inflation and a decrease in support from the 
Synod. This occurred with the changeover from the Synod of 
Appalachia to the Synod of the Mid -South, which added 
responsibilities, and apparently forced the synod to decrease 
their financial support. 

The King College professors of the department of Bible, all 
three of whom are ordained Presbyterian ministers, refused to 
sign their contracts, which have a clause in them doing away 
with tenure. The three include the Rev. Massey Heltzel, the 
Rev. M. B. Jackson and the Rev. William M. Ramsay. The 
Rev. Heltzel, long respected for his outstanding service to the 
Presbyterian Church in the U.S., is sacrificing his final year 
before retirement but feels strongly, "I am primarily a 
churchman and cannot condone what is happening here." 

The Rev. Wayne P. Todd, chairman of the institutions 
committee of the Synod of the Mid-South; and Lewis Wilkins, 
executive for resourcing for the Synod were allowed a collec- 
tive ten minutes before the board of trustees in a 2 l /£ hour 
meeting. 

"The Synod has been associated with the college for almost 
a 100 years," the Rev. Todd pointed out, "and we get ten 
minutes." He pointed out to the trustees, "If a Synod (or any 
church court) is to be raited to any group or institution there 
can be no limitation of the rights of the Synod to choose its 
own representatives. Any plan which limits this power, is il- 
legal under the church procedures and any vote which violates 
church polity cannot be defended as representing the mind or 
will of a court of the church." 

The board later changed a new regulation which would 
allow the new King board to name synod and presbytery 
board members. The change states that they will now allow 
the synods and presbyteries to name their own board 
members, but the board may strike any trustee whom they do 
not desire. 

The Rev. Todd also pointed out that the restricted endow- 
ment funds given to King College as a church-related institu- 
tion are apparently going to be transferred to a new corpora- 
tion and that the present trustees are called upon to institute 
and support a civil court action in which the Synod would be 
one of the defendants. He also addressed the commitments 
made by the present trustees to faculty, including tenure. 

The new corporation brought an attorney, as did the Synod 
and the three Bible professors felt obligated to hire a local at- 
torney to represent them in negotiations. 

The plan for the college, which most professors and ad- 
ministrators on the campus view as saving the college, in- 
cludes a statement that the new group will include "the 
maintenance of close ties with the Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S." The news director of the Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S. went to Bristol for the board meeting but was told by 
Frank W. DeFriece, Jr., that she could not attend but could 
question both DeFriece and Roy K. Patterson, who has resign- 
ed as president, following the meeting. 

After the meeting, the Rev. Long said, "we are not trying to 
take over a college, we are trying to save one." Jule C. Spach, 
a former moderator of the PCUS recently named board 
member at King College, added, "I am so pleased with what is 
happening here. This has taken real courage on the part of 
this group." Some alumni members on the board believed 
strongly that they were saving their college in the only way 
possible stressing that "Nobody else has offered us financial 
support." 

Christian Education 
Human Skills Bank 

The Human Skills Bank is a component of 
the Resourcing System of the Synod of North 
Carolina. It's purpose is to help presbyteries, 
congregations get help they need, and to share 
their own human resources with others. 

The topical list sent to every church 
represents areas in which the need for help has 
been identified by congregations, presbyteries, 
and committees, and /or areas in which persons 
with specific skills have been identified. Signifi- 
cant additional listings from presbyteries and 
Synod institutions are being incorporated, so 
that the Bank is becoming increasingly regional 
in scope. 

April. 1979 

Entered as second-class mail at the Postoffice at Asheville. N.C.. under 
the act of March 3, 1879. Second class Postage paid at Asheville, N.C 
28802. 

Published Monthly at Asheville. N.C. By 
Asheville Presbytery 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Telephone 704 258 8143 

Change of Address Requested 
Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



Some of these persons have been contacted 
and have specifically agreed to provide services 
through this network. Others have been iden- 
tified as having needed skills but have not been 
contacted as to their availability. Some can 
serve without honorarium (travel expenses 
only), while others require honoraria. 

In order to keep information up-to-date and 
to fit skills to needs as suitably as possible, 
specific requests are handled through the Office 
of Synod's Coordinator of Resourcing. The 
group seeking assistance contact the Synod's of- 
fice, describing the type and extent of help 
needed. This office contacts the resource per- 
son, or provides her/his name to the group, as 
may be appropriate. 

Write or call: 

The Rev. Curtis Patterson 

Coordinator of Resourcing 

P.O. Box 10785 

Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 

(919) 834-4379 

Honoraria (where applicable) will be arrang- 
ed on the basis specified by the participant in 
the files of the Skills Bank. Travel expenses are 
covered by the user unless specifically 
negotiated otherwise. 

Please let the Office of Resourcing know 
about persons in your congregation who should 
be contacted and asked to serve in this network. 

MEMORIALS 

(continued from, page 4) 

O'Brien, Francis P., Franklin — Hazel M. Hylton, Franklin 
Owens, Mr. Finley, Norfolk, VA — Mrs. John W. Mahoney 

& Family, Asheville. 
Parham, Mr. Earl J., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 

Clyde. 
Parks, Mr. June L., Asheville — Graham & Nancy Price, 

Asheville. Mrs. W. Bernard Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Edwin 

M. Gilreath, Weaverville. 
Pearson, Mrs. Annie, Reno, Nevada — Mr. Alvan L. Berry, 

Henderson ville . 
Perry, Mr. Stephen G., Hendersonville — Mrs. James E. 

Usher, Sunday School Class, Hendersonville. 
Petrie, Miss Margaret, Asheville — Circle #9, First Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. 
Plexico, Mr. R. L. Clinton, SC— Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flana 

gan, Hendersonville. 
Reading, Betsey — Edna Hilfiker, Black Mountain. 
Reinhold, Mrs. Edward, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. M. 

F. Morrison, Circle #2 of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 

Mrs. Brice H. Frost, Anonymous, Hendersonville. Edith & 

Fred Bragg, Garden City, NY. 
Rhodes, Mrs. Lovell, Asheville — Circle #9 of First Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. 
Rhodes, Mrs. Margaret Millender, Asheville — Miss 

Winifred Lee, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Hammill, Asheville. 

Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Beattie, Greenville, SC. 
Scott, Mr. Pierce, Greenville, SC — McCrary, Sims, Powers 

& English, Hendersonville. 
Sherman, Mr. Ed, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Shriner, Mrs. Neva, Tampa, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. John A. 

Schweitzer, Largo, FLA. 
Sievers, Mrs. H. E., Asheville — Women of West Asheville 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Singleton, Mr. R. L., Conway, SC — Queen Ann Brown, 

Asheville. 
Sluder, Judge Gary A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 

Hendersonville. 
Smathers, Kevin — Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Campbell, Henderson- 
ville. 
Smith, Mrs. Adelene, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ansel Smith, 

Asheville. 
Smith, Mrs. Ruth McFarland, Tryon — Mrs. Dorothy H. 

Clark, Asheville. 
Spalding, Mr. W. Aubrey, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Jackson F. 

Dunn, Sylva. 
Stone, Mr. Thomas R., Macon, MISS — Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. 

Stone, Asheville. 
Sullivan, Mrs. Mabel M., Tampa, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. Ray 

W. Williams, Hendersonville. 
Sweeney, Mr. Roy, Etowah — Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, 

Hendersonville. 
Tatham, Mrs. Lucy, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baum- 

gardner, Sylva. 
Walker, Mr. William — Pleasant Grove Union Church, 

Weaverville. 
Walls, Dr. William R., Jr., Asheville — Mary Jane Pegram, 

Mrs. Mary Kittinger, Mrs. Julian B. Stepp, Asheville. 
Walton, Mrs. A. J., Ashe, NC— Mr. & Mrs. Willis Brittain, 

Brevard. 
Williams, Mrs. Rose, Ontario, WIS.— Mrs. Ralph S. 

Crawford, Hendersonville. 
Willis, Mrs. Anna C, Philadelphia, PA— Mr. & Mrs. J. H. 

Flanagan, Hendersonville. 



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April, 1979 



Hmnrtal (Stfta 

Adeeb, Mrs. Peggy, Waynesville — Margaret & Larry John- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Watkins, Waynesville. 

Alee, Judith G.— Mr. & Mrs. H. W. Turton, Brevard. 

Alexander, Mrs. Annie Lee — Mrs. John L. Huntsman, 
Asheville. 

Alexander, Mr. A/ Corbett, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Mrs. John L. Huntsman, Asheville. 

Allen, Mr. Charles A., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
G. B. Noll, Evanston, 111. Dr. & Mrs. R. A. Poner, 
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Childs, Hendersonville. 

Baldwin, Mrs. Emma, Asheville — Circle #1, Women of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Basham, Mrs. P. M., Hardinsburg, KY — Mrs. Harold 
Bangs, Mrs. Lee Norton, Brevard. 

Beal, Mrs. E. P., Sr., Atlanta, GA— Mr. & Mrs. D. C. 
Ladd, Brevard. 

Beesley, Mr. Fred, Nashville, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. 
Stewart, Atlanta, GA. 

Blair, Mr. John K., Asheville — Women of Kenilworth Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Swift, Asheville. 

Blair, Mrs. T. E., Charlotte— Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Blair, Mr. 
& Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Brannon, John Clifford, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Clyde R. 
Allison, Horse Shoe. Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Henderson- 
ville. 

Cantrell, Mr. J. R., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. 
Williams, Hendersonville 

Carrell, Mrs., Louisville, KY — Mr. & Mrs. Robert Felkel, 
Leicester. 

Carter, Mr. Andrew Carnegie, Asheville — Mr. John P. 
Dosier, Asheville. 

Cohn, Mr. Rex, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. John O. Corbett, 
Mr. Carl Bowman, Mr. Wade Allen, Mr. C. D. Bowman, 
Craig, Imogene & Denise Rudisill, Jr., Mrs. C. L. Rudisill, 
Sr., Marshall. Helen, Craig, & Suzanne Goddard, Hender- 
sonville. The Stewart Allen Family, Glen Falls, NY. 
Elizabeth, Kathryn & Ruth Anderson, Mars Hill, NC. 

Crockett, Mr. Ancil V., Bedford, IND.— Mr. & Mrs. C. O. 
Borland, Hendersonville. 

Daniel, Mr. Joe E., Gaffney, SC— Mrs. Rush G. Allison, 
Brevard. 

Daniels, Mr. A. H., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Carpenter, 
Brevard. 

Davis, Mrs. Nellie, Hillsborough, NC — Mrs. Charles M. 
Britt, Asheville. 

Davis, Mrs. Paul S., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 
W. Childs, Hendersonville. 

Dillingham, Mr. Carlee, Barnardsville — Mr. & Mrs. Grady 
E. Dillingham, Armoore, W. VA., Cline & June Roberts & 
Ricky, Asheville. 

Dorman, Mrs. Jean, Gaffney, SC — Mrs. Rush G. Allison, 
Brevard. 

Dyer, Mrs. Irene Shelton, Morristown, TN — Mrs. Clara 
Rippetoe & Floyd Rippetoe, Jr., Waynesville. 

Esche, Mr. Robert E. Vordem, Cincinnati, Ohio — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. O. Borland, Hendersonville. 

Fowler, Mr. Ernest G., Mt. Pleasant, SC — Mrs. Horace B. 
Bryant, Mrs. Sally P. Stokes, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Streetman, 
Hendersonville. Mrs. W. W. Shepherd, Flat Rock. Ernest 
& Norma Boys, Tuxedo, NC. 

Franklin, Dr. C. McCoy, Madisonville, TN — Mr. & Mrs. 
W. A. Franklin, Hendersonville. 

Frost, Mr. Charles L., San Mateo, CA — Mrs. Robert Harper 
Lenson, San Mateo, CA. 

Furey, Anna — Mr. & Mrs. Bob Furey, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles D. Furey, Newnan, GA. 

Gibbs, Mrs. Martha O., Hendersonville — Mrs. Ralph S. 
Crawford, Hendersonville. 

Gilreath, Dr. Esmarck, Lexington, VA — Mr. & Mrs. Edwin 
M. Gilreath, Weaverville. 

Goodwin, Mrs. Ruth — Ballard Apppliance & Cabinet Com- 
pany, Asheville. 

Goodwin, Mr. Russell, Winston-Salem, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. H. Parmele, Hendersonville. 

Gordon, Miss Ada, Asheville — The Arnold Phillipses, Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Henry 
Baker, Asheville. 

Gorman, Mr. Karl H., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Goodspeed, Henderson- 
ville. 

Griffin, Mrs. J. H., Hendersonville— Mr. & Mrs. K. B. 
Hysong, Hendersonville. 



Hall, Mr. Robert, East Flat Rock— Mr. & Mrs. W. Harley 
Stepp, Jr., Flat Rock. 

Harmon, Mr. James M., Lincolnton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
George W. Caisse, Hendersonville. 

Harrell, Mr. Ernest, Waynesville — Mrs. Mary Furness, Mr. 
& Mrs. Thomas Furness, Jr., Mr. Harry Hogan, Canton. 
Mr. & Mrs. J. R. L. Davis, Asheville. 

Hart, Mr. William, Asheville — Queen Ann Brown, Ashe- 
ville. George & Audrey Thomas, Weaverville. 

Harttman, Mrs. Charles A., Syosset, L. I., NY — Mr. & Mrs. 
John H. Ahrens, Hendersonville. 

Haste, Mrs. G. R., Albuquerque, New Mexico — Mrs. 
Dorothy H. Clark, Tryon. The Arnold Phillipses, American 
Cab Co. , Adult Choir, SM Class Members of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church. Asheville. 

Healey, Miss Rebecca, Etowah — Etowah Baptist Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Jack D. Hill, Etowah. Mrs. Ben Evans, 
Asheville. Margaret Gash, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. W. G. 
Campbell, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Hogan, Mrs. Margeret Furness, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. A. J. 
Carroll, June Scroggs, Mr. Jack G Scroggs, Miss Mary 
Furness, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Women of Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. Evelyn & Glenn Robinson, 
Candler. Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Clyde, NC. 

Holt, Mrs., Asheville — Mrs. Robert Felkel, Leicester. 

Honeycutt, Mr. Don, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Albert Tweed, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ansel Smith, Asheville. 

Hosmer, Mr. W. T., Ames, Iowa — Mrs. L. B. McDonald, 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Hulick. Mr. B. D. — Betty Edwards & Family, Asheville. 




Johnson, Mrs. Jack, Hendersonville — Mr. Boyd B. 
Massagee, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. K. B. Hysong, Hendersonville. 

Jones, Louie — Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Campbell. Jr., Henderson- 
ville. 

Kilpatrick, Mrs. Hess, Memphis, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville. 

King, Mr. C. M., Hendersonville — Louise Marsh, Hender- 
sonville, NC. 

Kress, Mrs. Katherine Wright, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Jim 
Wright, Indianapolis. Miss Margaret H. Ligon, Mr. &Mrs. 
Thomas S. Morrison, The Reighard Family, Mrs. D. K 
Drum, Mr. & Mrs. R. R. Everett, Mr. & Mrs. John Yer 
mack, Mrs. Earl Pitmon, Mrs. Arthur M. Hughes, Mrs 
Manley Wright, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Fluharty, Ruth & 
Douglas McCorkle, Mrs. Kenneth Cramer, Mr. & Mrs. 
John Arrowsmith, Mrs. Jeanne R. Putnam, Men's Bible 
Class of First Presbyterian Church, Ritz Beauty Shop, Mrs. 
Marion G. Johnson, Delia R. Shapleigh, Mr. & Mrs. Riley 
Palmer, Mildred H. Martin, Mr. & Mrs. Alva Dean Zellner, 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Smith, Miss Elaine Smith, Winifred 
Lee, Asheville. 

Kuykendall, Mr. Calvin, W., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Marvin Sutherland, Mrs. Ruth H. Allen, Miss Elizabeth 
Randolph, Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Mrs. Horace B. Bryant, Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. Sally P. 
Stokes, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Borland, Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Hackler, Mr. & Mrs. M. R. Lane, Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald Murray, Mr. John V. Kimzey, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry L. Rogers, Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G Bartels, Mr. & 
Mrs. George F. Stowell, Miss Katherine L. Sonne, Mr. & 
Mrs. George A. Bond, Jr., Mrs. McAvoy Brittain, Mrs. 
Bruce Drysdale, Mr. & Mrs. Bruce A. Leech, Mr. Paul 
Goodwin, Mrs. R. G. MacDonald & Family, Mr. Arthur V. 
Colley, Mrs. Virginia W. Jensen, Mr. & Mrs. M. F. Mor- 
rison, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Miss 
Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Barnwell Class. Dr. & 



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complete address for mail, please 



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Mrs. R. A. Porter, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Childs. Mr. & 
Mrs. David W. Johnson, Mr. Robert S. Hutchison, Miss 
Betty Hutchison, Dan & Claire Waddell, Mrs. Laura J. 
Greene, Mrs. Fran H. Keith, Mrs. T. H. Franks, The City 
of Hendersonville, Mr. & Mrs. W. Glenn Nelson, Mr. & 
Mrs. George Chadwick, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Dr. & 
Mrs. C. B. Taylor, Mrs. C. Raymond Smith, Mrs. Edith B. 
Braine. Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond 
Beyer, Mr. & Mrs. John J. Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. 
Clark, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Mr. & Mrs. John C. 
Meadows, Jr., John & Beulah Griswold, Ruth Hillhouse, 
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Streetman, Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Gaffney, 
Mr. & Mrs. John Loren Brown, Mrs. Will Hackelman, Mr. 
& Mrs. LawTence Butler, Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Williams, 
Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. John D. Findlay. Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Milroy, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ansley Cope, Louise Marsh, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Jr., Elizabeth H. Scott, Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Gossett, 
Steve & Helen Shepard, Hendersonville. Mrs. William 
Shepherd, Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Mr. L. H. McKay, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Tolbert, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. 
McKenzie, Black Mountain. Mrs. Katherine H. McCarson, 
Greenville, SC. The Skipper Shearson Family, Forest City. 
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Boys, Tuxedo, NC. Stephen F. Franks. 
Carmichael, CA. Dr. & Mrs. N. W. Kuykendall. Dr. & 
Mrs. C. M. Kuykendall, Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Sinclair, 
Charleston, West Virginia. Nancy & Russell Kerr, Miss 
Rebecca Kerr, Mrs. Charles W. Upchurch, Miss Kate J. 
Walker, Mrs. Cecil Harris, Mrs. Paul B. Blackwelder, 
Charlotte, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Gaddis W. Gilmer. Mt. Plea- 
sant, Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Grier, Mooresville, Mr. & Mrs. E. 
M. Dudley, Lenoir, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Cooper, Jr., 
Judge & Mrs. Robert G. Gillespie, Jackson, MISS. Mr. & 
Mrs. Edwin M. Gilreath, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Edmund 
C. Arnette, Richmond, VA. Major & Mrs. Paul Flebotte, 
American Embassy, NY. 

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Lance, Mr. John, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. L. B. Bar- 
ber, Jr., Hendersonville, NC. Mrs. Robert Leroy Davis, Jr., 

Horse Shoe, NC. 
Latimer, Mr. B. B., Clyde— Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 

Clyde. 
Ledwell, Mr. J. Frank, Asheville — Mrs. Fairlee Taylor, 

Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. D. O. Horton, Norris, TN. 
Lombard, Mr. Everett, Highlands — First Presbyterian 

Church, Highlands. 
Lowden, Mr. H. O. Bluffton, SC— Mrs. Sarah G. Glisson, 

Bluffton, SC. 
Lucas, Mrs. Mary, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Lombard 

Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde R. Duckett, Mrs. Stanley 

Capps, Asheville. Mr. A. Kerr Stevens, Jr., Raeford, NC. 
Mashburn, Mr. Jessie E., Candler Knob, Asheville — Phil 

Mechanic Construction Co., Kathy Fann. Ruth Tweed. 

Dee Hyatt, Asheville. 
Mauney, Samuel Carl, Jr. Lincolnton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. H. 

M. Stewart, Joe O. Peterson, Atlanta, GA. 
McCoy, Miss Harriette, Asheville — Circle #6, First Presby- 
terian Church, Hendersonville. 
McCrain, Mrs. Elsie, Kensington, MD — Emma McNair 

Bible Class, Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton. 
McEver, Mrs. Brice, Highlands — First Presbyterian 

Church, Highlands. 
McKinna, Mrs. W. H., Etowah — Mrs. Walter Pike, Mrs. 

Bruce Drysdale, Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. W. G. 

Campbell, Jr., Mrs. F. E. McFarland, Mrs. Smiley McCall, 

Hendersonville. Hazel E. McCormick, Thomas A. 

Hawkins, Brevard. Helen W. Williams. Dana. 
Mennefee, Mr. Thomas, Nashville, TN — Phil Mechanic 

Construction Co., Kathy Fann, Ruth Tweed, Dee Hyatt, 

Asheville. 
Metzger, Mr. John, Sr., Wilmington, Delaware — Mrs. 

Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 
Morgan, Mr. Archie, Palm Springs, CA — Mr. James E. 

Usher, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Rathbun, 

Minden, LA. 
Morris, Mr. Roy, Weaverville — Graham & Nancy Price, 

Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, The 

Ansel Smith Family, Mrs. Ben Evans, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 

George L. Morris, Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Robert Curtis, 

Josephine Osborne, Mrs. Alice G. McDowell, Mr. & Mrs. 

Charles Loring Smith, Mr. & Mrs. George B. Martin, 

Women's Bible Class, Men's Bible Class of First 

Presbyterian Church of Weaverville. 
Nanney, Mr. John, Hendersonville — James E. Usher, 

Hendersonville . 

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Our Mountain Work 



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SINCE 1910 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



USPS 414-880 



Volume LXXXII No. 5 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



May, 1979 



BUDGET HEARINGS — JUNE 26, 1979 

Sessions and Interested Congregation Members Urged to be Present 



The Administration and Promotion Committee of Asheville 
Presbytery has announced the Budget Hearings for 1980. The 
Hearings will be held on June 26, 1979, at First Presbyterian 
Church of Asheville, beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Mr. P.K. Feree, chairman of the Administration and Pro- 
motion Committee, will chair the Budget Hearings, and the 
rest of that Committee will be present to hear the discussions. 
The Administration and Promotion Committee, after a discus- 
sion concerning the information needed to properly prepare a 
budget as mandated by the Presbytery's Manual, has developed 
and adopted the guidelines outlined below. The Committee 
has requested that all committees or groups presenting requests 
that are to be included in Asheville Presbytery's 1980 Budget 
observe these guidelines. 

1) Each group is to be limited to a five-minute presenta- 
tion and a five -minute discussion. 

2) Each group or committee requesting money is to pre- 



Men To Have Meeting 

June 7, 1979 6:30 p.m. 
Camp Little Pisgah 

New Officers To Be Introduced 
Speaker - The Rev. Wesley Grant 




• Golf Contest 

• Horseshoes 

• Prizes 



Gourmet Meal Prepared by 

Malvern Hill's MOC 

"Surprise Entree" 






10882 'O'bi 'ailiAaqsy 

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sent written documentation of plans for the use of the 
request, in proper fiscal form. 
3) Details of past 1979/1978 spending habits and records 
are to be presented. Each committee or organization is 
to bring a record of all savings accounts, checking ac- 
counts balances, etc. 

After all groups have been heard, and decisions made as to 
their needs, the Administration and Promotion Committee will 
meet in Executive Session to coordinate these into Presbytery's 
Asking Budget. The new Budget will be presented at the July 
meeting of Presbytery on July 10, 1979. 

Anyone who has an interest in the Budget Hearings is 
welcome to attend. All churches are invited to participate in 
the listening process. Church members are encouraged to be 
present and ask questions about any area of need which is 
presented. Remember that you in the pews are the ones which 
this budget is designed to serve and support. 

GENERAL 
ASSEMBLY 1979 

COMMISSIONERS 
A T WORK 

Mission Strategies for Future 
Will Be Major Assembly Issue 

Proposed mission strategies for the 
1980s, proposals for further joint work with 
the United Presbyterian Church, admis- 
sion to the Lord's Table for baptized 
children, and guidelines for funding of 
some of the church's agencies will be 
among the major issues facing the 119th 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S., May 22-30 in Kansas 
City. 

The 404 commissioners will meet con- 
currently with the highest policy-making 
body of the United Presbyterian Church in 
the U.S.A. 

Other issues which will be addressed, 
which will spark interest, are the position 
statements on abortion, homosexuality, 
and on such issues as the church's stand in 
China and also in Taiwan. 

At the top of the agenda is consideration 
of 33 mission directions for the '80s recom- 
mended in a report from the PCUS 
General Assembly Mission Board. The 
board has also prioritized the ten goals 
which they consider the most important. 

The Council on Theology and Culture 
and the Permanent Judicial Commission 
are presenting a paper in connection with 
baptized children being admitted to the 

Continued on page four 




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Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May, 1979 



CHRISTIAN 
EDUCATION 

by Carlisle Hoyt 

N.C. Leadership Training Conference 
June 25 - 29, 1979 

Courses offered for you this summer in 
Christian Education in Lees McRae Col- 
lege at Banner Elk include: Teaching- 
Learning Process, Exploring the Bible, 
Our Presbyterian Heritage, Preschoolers in 
the Church School, Elementary Ministry of 
che Church School, Youth in the Church, 
Adult Ministry, The Pastor and Pastoral 
Care, The Volunteer Choir, Resourcing 
and Organization of Presbytery's "Chris- 
tian Education Committees", and Media. 

This is the Synod's Leadership Train- 
ing Conference which runs from Monday 
noon to Friday noon, June 25 - 29, 1979, 
at Lees McRae College. Registration is 
$20.00 (with only $35.00 per couple and 
$10.00 per child or youth), and room is 
$50.00 per adult or youth and $45.00 per 
child. 

There are some courses for church-wide 
needs as well as for C.E., as one can 
observe. There will be functions for 
children and youth during this conference, 
so that the whole family may attend. Make 
your plans to come to the conference and 
send in your registration to Synod's Office, 
P.O. Box 10785, Raleigh, NC 27605. 

Senior High Group 
List Council 

The following were installed on the 
Senior High Council at a recent youth 
retreat in Camp Rockmont. 

Terri Mehling (Montreat Church) 

Nathan Thielman (Montreat Church) 

Anne Shelor (Black Mtn. Church) 

Michelle Constantine (Black Mtn. 
Church) 

Laura White (Sylva Church) 

Brian Fuller (Arden Church) 

Leigh Fisher (Arden Church) 

Steve Chastain (Arden Church) 

Valerie Buhrmaster (Swannanoa 
Church) 

Joel Merritt (Waynesville Church) 

Teresa Ward (Oak Forest Church) 

Lee Matthews (Westminster Church) 

Leigh Fisher is Moderator; Brian Fuller 
is Secretary 

Joel Merritt is Historian 



Presbyterian 
Home News 

By Lynn Holman 




V 



Jodie Owen has won the Most Valuable Player 
award for the Owen High team. 

Jodie Owen was honortd at the Owen 
High School sports banquet on May 22 as 
the Most Valuable Tennis Player on 
Owen's tennis team. Jodie played as the 
number one singles player, and was also 
successful playing doubles. 

Our youngsters who made the honor roll 
this grading period included Karen 
Howard, Cheryl Buhrmaster, Rachel 
Spillars, and Steve Owen. Congratulations 
to them. 

This has been a busy season for us thanks 
to the sports program available at Black 
Mountain. We have seven girls and seven 
boys participating in the softball and base- 
ball programs this spring. With them on 
all different teams you can imagine the 
rivalry that goes on. 

Five of our youngsters attended the 
Junior High retreat held at Camp Little 
Pisgah on May 12. Hopefully, many of our 
kids will be going to the Presbytery camp 
this summer. 

Jodie Owen, Keith Buckner, and Kathy 
Howard, our three high school seniors this 
year, were the honored guests of the Home 
at the Inn on the Plaza. Graduation will be 
June 5th. This fall Jodie will be attending 
Montreat -Anderson College, Keith will be 
at A-B Tech, and Kathy plans to attend 
Blue Ridge Tech. 

Cheryl Buhrmaster and Karen Howard 
joined other Junior Beta club members on 
May 5 for an all day trip to Carowinds. 

Very little school time is left and the 
children are looking forward to summer 
vacation. We hope that all of you have a 
good summer, too. 



Women of the Church 

by Terri Tagliarini 

Ladies, if you missed the Annual 
Meeting of the Women of the Church at 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 
then you missed a mighty blessing. Dr. 
Ferguson challenged us on Wednesday 
evening to be faithful — 

— Faithful worshippers 

— Faithful witnesses 

— Faithful workers 

— Faithful prayer warriors 

On Thursday morning he charged us 
with a modern parable of discipleship and 
carefully delineated the difference between 
increased lip service and vital, functioning, 
Christian discipleship. 

DON'T make the same mistake twice. 
BE PRESENT at these conferences this 



summer. 



June 7-10 



July 7-13 



NORTH CAROLINA WOMEN'S 
CONFERENCE in Montreat 

Guest Speaker: Jeanette Clift 

Highlight: Candlelight Service around 
Lake Susan 

Registration: $5.00 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY WOMEN'S 
CONFERENCE in Montreat 



GOTO 
MONTREAT 1979 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 

June 12-16 A Bible and Theology Conference 

June 12-16 A Family Enrichment Conference 

June 16-22 National Mission/Christian 

Education Conference 

June 23-28 A Conference for Single Adults 

June 24-29 A Conference on Religion and 

the Arts 

June 29 - July 2 Christian Life Conference 

July 7-13 Women's Conference 

July 15-27 Two Conferences 

and on 

July 22 - 27 Worship and Music 

July 28 - Aug 3 Global Mission Conference 

August 4-10 Two Youth Conferences 

August 11-17 (same as above) 



LITTLE PISGAH CAMP 
SCHEDULE 



PIONEER CAMP I -July 8 - 13 - For rising 
4th, 5th, 6th and 7th graders. 

PIONEER CAMP II - July 15 - 20 - For 
same as above and both are in-camp 
program . 

EXPLORER CAMP -July 22 - 27 - For ris- 
ing 8th and 9th graders and is in- and 
out-camp program. 

ADVENTURE CAMPS - July 7 - 13, July 
14 - 20, July 21-27, July 28 - August 3 - 
A special out-camp program for senior 
high schoolers. 

Plan to participate in this Presbytery ac- 
tivity. Call Little Pisgah Camp, 628-1910, 
or Presbytery C.E. Office, 258-8143, for 
more information. 



May, 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



A Need and an Opportunity 

To The Editor, 
Our Mountain Work 

Dear Mr. Anderson, 

As chairman of the Witness Committee 
of one of the Churches of Asheville 
Presbytery, a very definite and urgent need 
has recently come to my attention. 

The need concerns additional support 
for Dawkins and Carolyn Hodges of 
Asheville who will be going to Bangladesh 
in August as Volunteers-in-Mission. They 
will be office assistants working with the 
Rev. and Mrs. Stewart Bridgman in Dac- 
ca. The Hodges have a small son, Stephen. 

Last summer during the Missions Con- 
ference in Montreat Mr. Bridgman told me 
that he desperately needed help, and so we 
may be sure Dawkins and Carolyn will be 
providing a real service to our Mission in 
Bangladesh and to the people of that coun- 
try which is one of the most needy of our 
Mission Fields and of the world. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Hodges have had of- 
fice experience, he at the First Union Bank 
in Asheville where he worked prior to his 
two years at Union Seminary in Richmond, 
Virginia; and she in the Cokesbury Book 
Store in Richmond. 

The opportunity concerns us and what 
we might be able to do as individuals to 
meet this need. 

Volunteers-in-Mission must raise most of 
their support, which, in Bangladesh (due 
to inflation) amounts to around $600 a 
month. The GAMB will pay for travel and 
will send $200 a month; and Westminster 



YOUTH MINISTRY 

MANUAL 
TO BE PROVIDED 

The General Assembly's Youth 
Ministry Office is publishing a new 
manual for youth ministry in the 
Presbyterian Church, U.S. Call 
Presbytery Office for details on the 
Youth Manual. 



May. 1979 

Entered as second-class mail at the Postoffice at Asheville, N.C.. under 
the act of March 3, 1879. Second class Postage paid at Asheville, N.C. 
28802 

Published Monthly at Asheville, N.C. By 
Asheville Presbytery 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Telephone 704-2588143 

Change of Address Requested 
Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



Presbyterian Church in Asheville, where 
the Hodges are members, is helping 
Dawkins with his ministerial career in the 
form of a Scholarship amounting to $200 a 
month. 

About the other $200; I am wondering if 
there are not those who, like myself, would 
like to be in the front lines but cannot, and 
so would be happy to have a share in the 
work that Carolyn and Dawkins Hodges 
will be doing. 

If there are, I hope they will join me in 
writing a letter of encouragement to the 
Hodges or make a phone call specifying an 
amount that they will give— monthly or in 
a lump sum. Their address as they return 
from Richmond and prepare to leave is: 
Mr. and Mrs. Dawkins Hodges, 270 Old 
Haw Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805. 
They will be able to tell you where to send 
such gifts. 

I feel this would be a wonderful way to 
support missions through the year, August, 
1979-August, 1980! 

With best wishes, I am, 

Sincerely yours, 



Mrs. J.R. Woods 

Mrs. Woods is a mem- 
ber of Elk. Mtn. Church 
Chairman of the sessions 
Witness Committee. 



Information on "How to Help' 

and "Where to send money" 

call Robt. E. Hodges 

Phone 704 - 298 - 0479 



Beddingfield hired 
by Hayesville 
Presbyterian 




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Mitchell Beddingfield, a candidate under 
the care of Asheville Presbytery will serve 
for a one-year period as pulpit supply and 
minister for the church. Beddingfield is a 
graduate of Gordon -Con well Seminary. He 
will serve under a joint arrangement of the 
Home Mission Committee, The Can- 
didates Committee, and the Session of the 
Church until May 1980. 



• • • 



JLooKing 

jo\ a way to 
spend yoa\ summed S c ? 

UNAKA CHURCH 

is ALIVE & 
WELL!! 



The Presbyterian Church at Unaka, NC 
has been "re-activated" by Pastor Larry 
Wilson, who also serves as the minister of 
the MURPHY PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH. 

At 7PM on a Sunday . . . you can get in- 
to your car . . . drive through "Hanging 
Dog" community into the moutains around 
Hiawassee Lake to the end of the pave- 
ment. Take the gravel road one mile to one 
of the most charming spots in Western 
North Carolina. A congregation of 
"several" mountain Presbyterians "sing, 
pray, and have a 'preachin' " on Sunday 
nights. 

Pastor Larry Wilson told the editor of 
Our Mountain Work that he hopes some 
YOUTH GROUP or interested organiza- 
tion will want to come spend a week this 
summer helping him organize a Bible 
School or CHURCH RENEWAL EVENT. 
HOW ABOUT IT???? Any group looking 
for a real project to share the GOOD 
NEWS??? Call Larry Wilson at Murphy or 
the Presbytery Office for information. 



The WORK of the CHURCH 
in the WORLD 



STEWARDSHIP, NEW CHURCHES 
TOP LIST 

A response to God's call to the Church to 
exercise faithful stewardship by sharing 
human and material resources and nurtur- 
ing stewardship attitudes in every in- 
dividual Presbyterian court and agency led 
the list when tbe General Assembly Mission 
Board prioritized the 33 directions approv- 
ed in the Mission Report. These comments 
will go to the 119th General Assembly in 
Kansas City, May 22-30. 

Second was the need to develop new con- 
gregations, both traditional and innovative 
to meet the challenge of a rapidly growing 
and changing South. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May, 1979 



JHntuirial (Sifta 



Albright, Lena — Mr. & Mrs. Gus Devlin, Asheville. 
Bischoff, Mr. Harry — William A. & Dorothy J. 

Bischoff, Orlando, FLA. 
Blake, Anna Rena, Greenwood, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Gus Devlin, Miss Ann Foster Devlin, James Durst 

Devlin, Asheville. 
Boone, Mr. Glenn, Sr., Asheville — Bryan & Ada 

Sheehan, Weaverville. 
Brennan, Mr. George, Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. 

Norville, Brevard. 
Bussell, Mrs. Evelyn, Etowah — Dr. & Mrs. Paul E. 

Hill, Flat Rock. 
Byers, Mr. William G., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville 
Cantrell, Mr. J. Ranson, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Card, Mr. John W., Knoxville, TN — Mrs. Sara 

Card Thomas, Knoxville, TN. Mrs. Lou Fender, 

Lomita, CAL. Mrs. James W. Bradley, Asheville. 
Coffee, Bodie — Business Women's Circle of Montreat 

Presbyterian Church, Women of Montreat Presby- 
terian Church. 
Cohn, Mr. Rex A., Asheville — Mrs. Weaver 

McCracken, New Orleans, LA. Mr. & Mrs. Felix 

Potts, Bryson City, NC. 
Cooley, Mrs. Mildred M., Hendersonville — Mrs. 

Wilsie Nesbitt, Horse Shoe. Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, 

Flat Rock. 
De Bardeleben, Newton H., Birmingham, ALA — 

Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville. 
Dermid, Mr. Joel A., Sr., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. John J. Lyday, Hendersonville. 
Dixon, Mr. Charles Ray, Jr., Forest City, NC — Mr. 

& Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Durland, Mrs. George, Tarpon Springs, FLA. — 

Mrs. Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 
Elmore, Mrs. C.W., Beamsville, Ontario — Mrs. H. 

G. Clarke, Hendersonville. 
Fleming, Miss Lucile, Atlanta, GA — Mr. & Mrs. W. 

J. Fleming, Jr., Pisgah Forest. 
Fowler, Mrs. Louise M., Appalachia, VA — Betty 

Tate, Mr. & Mrs. John E. Parse, Canton. 
Frost, Mr. Charles L., San Mateo, CA — Ethel Frost, 

Long Beach, CA. 
Furey, Mrs. Anna, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. J.C. 

Hughey, Asheville. 
Gilbert, Mr. J.W., Spruce Pine, NC— Mrs. C.G. 

Henninger, Asheville. 
Gordon, Miss Ada, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Graham 

Price, Mr. & Mrs. L.R. Orders, Sr. & Annie Laura, 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Alfred Miller, Asheville. 
Haden, Mr. Robert L., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Haste, Mrs. G.R., Albuquerque, New Mexico — 

Women of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 

Ray & Mary Miller, Asheville. 
Hession, Mr. Warner, Mt. Lebanon, PA — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville. 
Kress, Mrs. Katherine Wright, Asheville — Nita 

Gahagen, Lavinia Simpson, Mrs. Marjorie Hayes, 

Mrs. Carole Talman, Circle #6 of First Presbyterian 

Church Women, Asheville. 
Kuykendall, Mr. Calvin, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Joe W. Thompson, Charlotte. Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Lamb, Mr. Hugh E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Gra- 
ham Price, Mrs. Candler Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. Gus 

Devlin & Family, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J. Lester 

Connelly, Swannanoa. 



Lance, Mr. John, Arden — Mrs. Carol T. Ballew, 

Newberry, SC. 
Ledwell, Mr. Frank, Asheville — Oak Forest Church, 

Asheville. 
Lindley, Mr. Henry, Winston-Salem, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. Cedric A. Stone, Asheville. 
Massey, Mr. Z.L., Waynesville — Mrs. Albert E. 

Norville, Mr. & Mrs. J.F. Aycock, Mr. & Mrs. 

George Perkins, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, 

Brevard. Mrs. Clarence F. Allison, Sr., Mrs. Mary 

A.Johnson, Charles Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 
Mease, Mr. Edward, Chattanooga, TN — Mrs. Tom 

Gray, Hayesville, N.C. 
Meldahl, Mrs., Whiting, IND. — Florence & Harry 

Reeves, Andrews, NC. 
Midgett, Mrs. W.A., Asheville — Women of Kenil- 

worth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Moody, Mr. E.H., Bryson City — Felix & Nelle Potts, 

Bryson City. 
Myers, Mrs. Mildred, Clio, SC— Mrs. C.V. Clayton, 

Asheville. 
Nettles, Judge Zebulon V., Asheville — Mrs. Bernice 

A. Nettles, Asheville. EASTER MEMORIAL 
Owens, Mrs. Helen M., Spring Valley, NC — Mrs. 

Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 
Pearce, Mrs. Helen, Azalea, NC — Miss Kittie Sue 

McElroy, Clara Gaddy, Weaverville. Mrs. Ben 

Evans, Asheville. Margaret M. Gash, Pisgah Forest. 



SPECIAL OCCASION?? 

Birthday?? 

Anniversary?? 

Give a "LIVING" memorial gift! 




Mrs. "Vanjtf" comes to the Presbytery Office on 
Wednesdays to process and acknowledge 
Presbyterian Home Memorial Gifts. If you want to 
send a gift in "Honor" of someone's birthday or an- 
niversary or other special occasion, telephone her at 
704-258-8143 and give her the special instructions 
you wish for personal acknowledgement and special 
personal way we can help you. 



Enclosed is $_ 



In Memory Of 



name of. deceased* 



*Who was from 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to 



Address 



correct name for mail. Dlease 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name 



Donor's Address 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 

Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N.C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 
Telephone: 258-8143 

*Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, Anniversary, etc.) give details for 
acknowledgement . 



Perry, Mr. Stephen G., Hendersonville — Mr. 6k 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Phillips, Mrs. Catherine, Flat Rock — Dr. & Mrs. 
Paul E. Hill, Flat Rock. 

Piercy, Miss Grace T., Brevard — Mrs. Monnie P. 
Wiseman, Kings Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Tip- 
pett, Mr. & Mrs. H.I. Piercy, Mr. & Mrs. James 
Jenkins, Merritt Island, FLA. Mrs. Jane Piercy & 
Family, Springfield, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brit 
tain, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Dunlop, Mrs. Albert E 
Norville, Mr. & Mrs. J.F. Aycock, Mrs. Rowena 
H. Summey, Hazel E. McCormick, Thomas A 
Hawkins, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Quinlan, Gertrude — Dick 6k Georgia Whiting, Ashe 
ville. 

Quinlan, Mrs. William S., Skyland — Mr. 6k Mrs 
John P. Dosier, Asheville. 

Reeves, Mrs. Hilda — Mr. 6k Mrs. James R.L. Davis 
Asheville. 

Reinhold, Mrs. Jeanette, Hendersonville — Dr. 6k 
Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 

Roberts, Mrs. Myrtle Fender, Marshall, NC — Mrs. 
Juanita M. Ramsey, Marshall, NC. 

Roof, Jane B.— Mr. 6k Mrs. W.B. Roof, Middletown, 
Ohio. 

Roof, Mr. Hugh H.— Mr. 6k Mrs. W.B. Roof, 
Middletown, Ohio. 

Roof, Bernice S.— Mr. 6k Mrs. W.B. Roof, Middle- 
town, Ohio. 

Shipman, Mr. Lloyd, Hendersonville — Jane 6k Jay 
McCrary, Hendersonville. 

Smathers, Mr. Lester, Canton — Mr. 6k Mrs. Robert 
Wheeler, Jr., Brevard. 

Verner, Elizabeth O'Neill, Charleston, SC— Mr. &. 

Mrs. Gus Devlin, Miss Ann Foster Devlin, James 

Durst Devlin, Asheville. 
Watson, Margaret, Greenwood, SC — Mr. 6k Mrs. 

Gus M. Devlin, Asheville. 
Weidler, Mr. Henry C, Hendersonville — Mr. 6k 

Mrs. Cedric A. Stone, Asheville. 
West, Dr. J.L., Sr., Franklin, NC— Mr. 6k Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 



GENERAL 
ASSEMBLY 1979 

Continued from page one 

Lord's Table. The issue of the source of 
funding for some of the Office of General 
Assembly agencies is in an answer to the 
1978 Assembly instruction to clarify 
guidelines for OGA agencies and list op- 
tions whereby the Assembly may decide 
where court-related functions and pro- 
gram functions are to be properly lodged 
for funding. 

The issue that claimed attention of the 
church during the past year will be back. It 
is an amendment to "The Book of Church 
Order," approved by the 1978 Assembly, 
proposing replacement with a numerical 
value the unit value now assigned to 
presbyteries for ratifying amendments in- 
volving confessional changes or union with 
other churches. 

The weighted voting amendment was 
sent to the 59 presbyteries and was 
defeated. 

The Committee on Women's Concerns 
asks that future concurrent Assemblies be 
held only in states that have ratified the 
Equal Rights Amendment. They also ask 
that funding of the Office of the General 
Assembly agencies be left as is until further 
study can be made. 

Two Virginia pastors are candidates for 
moderator for the PCUS General 
Assembly. They are Dr. Andrew R. Bird 
Jr., pastor of Norfolk's First Church and 
Dr. Albert C. Winn, pastor of Second 
Presbyterian Church in Richmond. 













Our Mountain Work 






PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



Vol LXXXIII No. 6 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



June, 1979 



PRESBYTERY TO MEET AT ETOWAH 

on Tuesday, July 10, 1979 




Moderator Ronald Odum will call the Asheville 
Presbytery to order for worship at 9:00 AM on 
Tuesday, July 10, 1979 in the historic old 
Etowah Presbyterian Church. Several special 
events are scheduled to take place. The court 
will hear from the Commissioners to the 1979 
General Assembly. The will detailed informa- 
tion about the changes taking place in the 
Presbyterian Church US. A special event will be the Presenta- 
tion of the 1980 Asking Budget for work in our presbytery, 
synod and general assembly. Several guests are planning to be 



Rev. John Healy 



present. Mr. Robert Jansen, the synod of North Carolina ex- 
ecutive, will bring special information. Dr. Alf Cannon of 
Peace College will speak. The highlight of the morning will be 
the report of the Church Related Vocations committee. This 
group will conduct the examination and reception of the new 
minister for Hendersonville First Presbyterian. The Moderators 
Committee met on June 21 to plan the docket. All of the Ex- 
ecutive Committees are expected to report on their ministry 
work regarding their specific area of Christian Witness in the 
Church. Elders and ministers are urged to be present. 



HENDERSONVILLE CALLS PASTOR AND 

YOUTH MINISTER! 



HENDERSON TO BE RECEIVED JULY 10TH 

Steering Committee at Hendersonville First 
Presbyterian is commended for superb work in 
Church leadership role. 

The Rev. Robert Thornton Hender- 
son of Decatur, Georgia has been called 
to be pastor of the Hendersonville First 
Presbyterian Church. At a duly called 
meeting of the congregation, the 
Asheville Presbytery Commission on the 
Minister in cooperation with the steer- 
ing committee of First Presbyterian 
Church and the newly elected officers 
unaminously approved the "call" and 
job description for Henderson. The Presbytery will meet July 
10th, in the Etowah Presbyterian Church for Henderson's ex- 
amination and reception into the Presbytery. Bob (as Mr. 
Henderson is favorably known) is expected to assume his duties 
later that week. Henderson is a native of West Palm Beach, 
Fla. and a graduate of Davidson College. He holds degrees 
from Westminster and Columbia Theological Seminaries. He 
served as campus minister at Georgia Tech and at North 
Carolina State Universities. He was pastor of Blacknall 




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Presbyterian Church, Durham and the Canal Street 
Presbyterian Church in New Orleans, LA. In New Orleans, 
Henderson was a member of the church's Council on 
Evangelism and helped to write the denominations definition 
of evangelism . Many will remember Bob's extensive writings for 
the denomination in various publications on the subject of 
evangelism. He is the author of a forthcoming book soon to be 
published. Henderson was one of the 28 ministers invited for 
two weeks of conversation with the Roman Catholic Curia in 
Rome. In a statement this week Henderson said, "Mrs. Hender- 
son and I are thrilled to be coming to a congregation so highly 
motivated as the one at Hendersonville. A congregation 
undergoing a rebirth, such as First Church is, has the rare op- 
portunity to re -evaluate all its traditions and establish its goals 
with a fresh look at what the Lord God intends for it to do* 
That's exciting!" For the past three years Rev. Henderson was 
Staff Associate in Evangelism for the Presbyterian Church of 
the United States, with offices in Atlanta. He serves the Cor- 
poration Board of Inter -Varsity Christian Fellowship in the 
United States and as such is a member of the Missions Commit- 
tee which oversees the triennial Urbana Missionary Conference. 
The Hendersons have four children. 

YOUTH MINISTER COMES 

In a recent action by the church was to approve the employ- 
ment of a MINISTER OF YOUTH. Mr. Ian Mclver is now in 
Hendersonville and has begun his work at the church. 
Mclver is a native of Exxex, England and recently graduat- 
ed from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Missis- 
sippi. Many will remember the outstanding work Mclver and 
his wife did at the Hayesville Presbyterian Church in the 
summer of 1978. He worked then under the auspices of the 
Candidates committee and the Home 
Mission Committee and the session of 
the Hayesville Church. Mclver will con- 
tinue his graduate work at Calfin 
Theological Seminary at Grand Rapids, 
Mich. He came to this country from 
New Zealand, and will be living at 
Camp Windy Wood with his wife, Nor- 
ma, a native of Kent, England and his 
8 month old daughter. /uan McW 

CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 




Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June, 1979 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES . . . 

. . . $tews o$ "t/tlfla" and "coiAsequeiAce" 



ANDREWS Pastor Wayne Davis says, 
"Things seem to be going real well here, 
and have been for several months." Davis 
also told us that he is seeing a renewal of 
the work of the Holy Spirit in his congrega- 
tion. 

ARDEN There are several special 
events coming up in the next few weeks. 
On July 8, at 6:30 p.m., "Child Haven," a 
group of 14 young people from a Christian 
orphanage in New Mexico, will be present- 
ing a program for the church's Adult 
Forum on Sunday night. Their Vacation 
Bible School will be held July 30-August 3, 
9:30-12 noon. The August 12 morning and 
evening services will be conducted by Mr. 
Manford George Gutzke, of 'The Bible For 
You,' radio program. (WFGW-FM) 
Everyone is invited to attend any of these 
happenings. 

BETHEL C The church is continuing 
in its prayers for new members. The con- 
gregation is a small but faithful one. Pastor 
Larry Wilson is encouraged with their Bi- 
ble School plans. 

BLACK MOUNTAIN The church 
held a churchwide picnic jointly with the 
Montreat church on June 10 at Camp Lit- 
tle Pisgah. A worship service was con- 
ducted, with over 100 people par- 
ticipating; singing, games, boating, swim- 
ming, and "just fun" too. A great day of 
fellowship was had by all. Black Mountain 
church is also receiving a new PIPE 
ORGAN... purchased through congrega- 
tional donations. It is scheduled to be in- 
stalled the last week in July. Congratula- 
tions! The pastor, Richard Shelor, was 
presented a plaque honoring his 25 years in 
the ministry on Sunday, June 10. It was ac- 
companied by a check to be used for his 
continuing education. 

BREVARD-DAVIDSON 
RIVER We are pleased to announce to 
you that Brevard's pastor, Reverend 
Robinson, is out of the hospital, feeling 
fine, and looking forward to a great sum- 
mer of ministry. 

BRYSON CITY is getting ready for a 
flood of summer visitors. They are praying 
that they will be able to minister to the 
travelers in our vacation areas. 

BRITTAINS COVE plans at this mo- 
ment for their new pastor to report the 
middle of July; Dr. Arthur Williams will 
arrive from Florida the second week of that 
month. Executive Secretary William 
Anderson will be filling their pulpit the 
first two weeks in July. 

CANTON Paston Jack Parse reports 
that his church's ministry through music is 
going very well; the Children's Choir is 
singing at the morning worship service 
about once a month, and they are sending 
7 young people to the Worship and Music 
Conference being held at Montreat July 
22-29. Also attending will be Canton's 
choir director, Mrs. Mike Lewis. Parse also 
notes that Canton Presbyterian and St. An- 
drews Episcopal churches will be holding a 
joint Vacation Bible School, July 9-13. The 



culminating event will be a joint church - 
wide supper to be hosted by Canton 
Presbyterian. Three young people from 
their church: Joe Trostel, Mark Hendricks, 
and Eric Smathers, along with advisor Mr. 
Harley Hendricks, had the experience of 
attending the Presbyterian Career and Per- 
sonal Counselling Center in Charlotte. 

CULLOWHEE The Presbyterian 
Student Center on Western Carolina 
University's campus is continuing to 
minister to students who are away from 
their home churches during their college 
years. Pastor Jim Hornsby is having a great 
opportunity to minister to the young peo- 
ple there on the campus of WCU. 

FRANKLIN & MORRISON Pastor 
Ron Odum says, "Jimmy Buckingham says 
the only problem with Christians today is 
that no one wants to kill them!" He also 
notes that everyone in Franklin seems to be 
doing their gardens, which is leaving the 
church pews rather empty. 

GRACE COVENANT instituted a 
program last year modeled on Wachovia 's 
"Personal Banker", calling it their "Per- 
sonal Elder Program." Each of the church- 
es 21 elders has a group of 12-14 families in 
the congregation which he is personally 
responsible for. The groups get together 
socially at times; in other instances they 
may call upon "their" elder for advice, 
guidance or other needs. Elder Dr. Lloyd 
Remington reports that the program, 
which has been in use for about one year, 
seems to be filling the needs of the con- 
gregation quite well. 

HAYESVILLE Activities are in "full 
swing" at Hayesville with Mr. Mitch 
Bedingfield conducting services there. 

HENDERSONVILLE FIRST The 

Church was glad to learn that Bob and 
Betty are the parents of two sons and two 
daughters. Sam, the oldest, is on the staff 
of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in 
Alabama; Susan, a graduate of Louisiana 
State University, is presently in nursing 
school at Marymount College in Arlington, 
Virginia; Becky is a pre-trial counselor 
with the Atlanta Police Department; and 
Danny, the youngest, is the family hero, 
being an All -American cross country run- 
ner at Wheaton College where he is a rising 
senior. Bob Henderson himself is a prize 
winning jogger (he calls himself a "vintage 
jogger") for many years of working at the 
sport. His hobby at which he gets a lot of 
relaxation is organic gardening. 

HIGHLANDS FIRST Pastor Woody 
Johnson says, "we are very excited about 
the youth program here." On June 12 they 
held a youth banquet in the home of one of 
the members, and had 44 in attendance! A 
"Cuban" dinner was served, and enjoyed 
by everyone. They had as their guests some 
college students from Cashiers who are do- 
ing a summer ministry there. 

Cleve McClary will be at the Highlands 
church for an ice cream social on Friday 
night, June 22. The Christian folk group 



Asheville Presbytery's 
Little Pisgah Camp 

operated & programed by 
Montreat Anderson College 

reported by Carlisle Hoyt 

Little Pisgah Camp is still out there in all 
its beauty and coolness. Some campers 
have signed -in for their week, and some 
more are needed. Get brochures from your 
church, Presbytery Office, or the Camp at 
628-1910. A full program is planned for 
rising 4th grade through 12th grade. 

There are picnics, overnight campouts, 
Bible studies, crafts, lake canoeing, etc. for 
the campers in the four weeks program 
from July 8 through August 3. Help the 
youth and children you know to get the in- 
formation and pick the camp best suited to 
them. 

As adults, plan to go see the im- 
provements which Jake Wetzel, the direc- 
tor, has accomplished at the camp. Enjoy 
walking around the premises and up the 
trail. Individuals can plan to go spend the 
day at the camp, by calling the director to 
make plans. Groups may spend the night, 
the same way by calling the director, if 
camp is not in session. 

Our Camp will have a new address soon 
which will be: Camp Little Pisgah, Route 
6, Box 548, Fairview, NC 28730, though 
for many months the address will be for- 
warded to them by the old address. 

"Manna", from ??????? will be at the 
church for a special service on Tuesday 
evening, July 3. Anyone who is interested 
in attending is encouraged to do so. 

LAKEY GAP Pastor David Parks 
notes that Vacation Bible School plans are 
in the works, and the church is hoping for 
a successful ministry through it. 

MALVERN HILLS (See Letter to 
the Editor, p. ?) 

MILLS RIVER 

MILLS RIVER PULPIT 

COMMITTEE SEEKING 

PASTOR! 



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Seated left to right: Joe Gilreath (chairman), Mrs. 
Blanch Phillips, Mrs. Mildred Ray, Arne 
Thorsland — Standing left to right: Bill Bradley and 
Bill Gillison. Not present for the picture was Glenn 
Corhn. Also a member of the committee. Tommy 
Souther, was was taking the picture. 

MONTREAT is planning a joint VBS 
with the Black Mountain church, to be 
held June 18-22. Visitors from other chur- 
ches are welcome. 

CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 



June, 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Christian Education 



Dear Mr. Anderson: 

I wrote you a letter recently which was 
published in the last issue of Our Mountain 
Work concerning the need of Carolyn and 
Dawkins Hodges for additional funds to 
support their year as Volunteers in Mission 
in Bangladesh starting August 1. I should 
write to state that what I called a Scholar- 
ship Fund in my letter is actually an 
Educational Fund set up by the Session of 
Westminster Presbyterian Church so that 
members who wish to contribute to the 
education of those going into full time 
Christian service might do so through this 
fund. 

There has been some response to this 
need of the Hodges but we hope that others 
will write to them at 270 Old Haw Creek 
Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28805 or 
telephone them at 298-0479. 

Mrs. J. R. Woods 
Black Mountain, NC 

LARGE CROWD 
ATTENDS MOC 

1 980 (D^ice/tQ announced 

A crowd from "all over" Asheville 
Presbytery gathered for a COOK-OUT 
and FELLOWSHIP and a GREAT PRO- 
GRAM at Asheville Presbytery's Camp 
Pisgah. Most of the churches were 
represented at the Spring meeting of the 
Men of Asheville Presbytery. 

A puppet show produced by the staff of 
the camp delighted the crowd with a 
special "laugh in" time and a superb 
presentation of the Bible story of the 
Samaritan. After special music and "great 
cooking" prepared by Malvern Hills Men's 
Club, the men and their guests were en- 
thralled by the message of Jonah and the 
Fish as recorded in the Old Testament and 
presented in sermon form by radio and 
television preacher Wesley Grant. Dr. 
Grant concluded the program with a 
challenge to the men in song "Have thine 
own way, Lord." 

New Officers announced were Elder Jack 
Scroggs, President (From Canton Church); 
Elder Marvin Stewart, Vice President 
(from West Asheville Church); Deacon 
Howard (Sonny) Gaston from Oak Forest 
Church who will serve as treasurer. Of- 
ficers will be installed at the FALL 
MEETING which has been scheduled to 
take place in October at Presbyterian 
Home in the gymnasium. President-elect 
Scroggs noted that Dr. James Andrews 
(Stated Clerk of the General Assembly) had 
been invited to be the speaker. More plans 
to be announced later. 



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Dear Bill: 

Would you mind including in "Our 
Mountain Work" a note regarding the fact 
that I will be hosting a ten -day trip to 
Israel/Athens and Corinth with departure 
date set for December 26, 1979. The Rev. 
Howard Shockley, pastor of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, will be joining the 
tour as co -host. 

The basic cost of the tour will be 
$1,125.00 with a $50.00 discount for those 
who make a $150.00 deposit by July 26. 
The basic cost includes round-trip airfare 
from New York, hotels, three meals per 
day, buses, guides, entrance fees. I have 
hosted three tours to Bible lands in the past 
and feel that this is one of the best tours 
available for the time and money involved. 

We would like to extend an invitation to 
join the tour to any who may be interested. 
Inquiries will be most welcome. 

Gratefully, 

Glen A. McClung 



SYNOD 

NOMINATES 

SESSLER 



The Synod of North Carolina placed the 
name of Mr. Williard Sessler in nomina- 
tion for the office of Moderator in 1980. 
Sessler, serves as clerk of session and is a 
member of Asheville First Presbyterian. He 
is the immediate past moderator of 
Asheville Presbytery. The vote taken at the 
1979 meeting in Raleigh was unanimous 
for Sessler. Sessler, a textile executive, will 
be the first layman to hold this high office 
in several years. The 1980 meeting of the 
Synod of North Carolina will be held on 
the campus of Queens College in 
Charlotte, NC. 

Governor Hunt, keynoted a special pro- 
gram for Synod Commissioners at a dinner 
in Raleigh Civic Center. The sessions were 
hosted by Raleigh's White Memorial 
Presbyterian Church. 

HENDERSON CALLED 

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 

STEERING COMMITTEE GRATEFUL 

The Steering Committee chairman, Mr. 
Tom Hunter said, "We are thrilled with 
how wonderful things have worked out! 
Everyone has been so helpful." Hunter 
said, "The commission and congregation 
have labored together in a spirit of love 
that I have never before seen in our con- 
gregation." Hunter told Bill Anderson, 
Presbytery Executive Secretary, that God 
had blessed the congregation in sending 
them the Rev. Bob Henderson. Mr. 
Hunter asked that appreciation be express- 
ed in this paper to all those who have been 
so loving and helpful during the past few 
months of change. 



Corner 

written by Carlisle Hoyt 

In the line of Christian Education: 
Shared Approaches, the three regular cur- 
riculum (Living the Word, Interpreting 
the Word, and Knowing the Word) are 
coming in regularly to the Presbytery C. E. 
Office each quarter of the year. Any 
church is welcome to come and borrow to 
read and use these sample materials. This 
is a means of seeing them, to examine them 
for your own church's use, so you are urged 
to do this. 

For those who need review on the total 
Shared Approaches, we have for you a 
filmstrip, cassette and script set in 
Presbytery Office. This is an 84 -frame arti- 
cle giving how the Shared Approaches for 
curriculum was developed under the Joint 
Education Development and has with it 
leadership helps as well as planning guides 
for selecting your material. 

Try this filmstrip for a family night pro- 
gram and see if you are using all that 
CE:SA offers, even if you are not using the 
curriculum from it, and also through this 
filmstrip reacquaint yourself with our 
church's newest C. E. movement. 

MEDIA RESOURCES 

Two very fine media books are on the 
market and now in the Presbytery C. E. 
Office. These are Better Media for Less 
Money, and Better Media, Volume II. 
Both of these books are written by Donn 
McGuirk who is closely associated with the 
National Teacher Education Project from 
which source Presbyterians have received 
much help. Both of these books tell how to 
make display boards, mount pictures effec- 
tively, have a pocket classroom, make a 
chalkboard, and many more such things. 
Please make use of these! 

Brittain's Cove Church To 
Be Pastored This Summer 
By Dr. Williams 




Rev. Arthur Williams 

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Williams who live 
in Florida in the winter, and come to 
North Carolina for the summer and fall... 
will arrive soon to become the "Pastor in 
Residence" at the historic Brittain's Cove 
Church in Weaverville. The Rev. Williams 
is a member of Asheville Presbytery and 
has served interim pastorates at Oak Forest 
and Bethel churches. We welcome the 
Williams' back to North Carolina. Mr. & 
Mrs. Williams have been active in the 
MINISTER and WIVES CLUB and have 
organized the annual picnic for the last 
several years. 

The Williams celebrated their 50th wed- 
ding anniversary this month on board a 
cruise ship during a trip to Scandinavia. 



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June, 1979 



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LIVING MEMORIAL— BIRTHDAY 

Massagee, Mr. B. B., Jr., Hendersonville — Dr. & 

Mrs. John M. Ross, Hendersonville. 

LIVING MEMORIAL— RETIREMENT 

Roberts, Mr. Edward G., Asheville — Miss Janet 
Nihlean, Asheville. 

BIRTHDAY MEMORIALS 

Mother of Mary Brice Deaver — Mary Brice Deaver, 

Dallas, Texas. 

Latt, Mr. & Mrs. O. Harry— Mrs. C. F. 

Stonecipher, Hendersonville. 



Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 
40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
• Asheville Presbytery Office 

Telephone (704) 258-8143 



Allison, Mr. Cecil, Black Mountain — Ms. Helen 
Soos, Montreat. 

Arnold, Dr. Sanford, Jacksonville Beach, Fla — Mr. 
M. Francis Hall, Brevard. Mrs. Frank Ferrell, 
Brevard. 

Barlow, Mr. William Clarence, Rogersville, 
TN — Tate & Armelda Barlow, Canton. 
Bostic, Mr. Joseph Taylor, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack Alexander, Brevard. 

Brownlee, Miss Elizabeth R., San Diego, Cal. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Alvan L. Berry, Hendersonville. 
Carter, Mrs. Dora Adams, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Bob Z. Merrill, Asheville. 

College, Mr. A. W., Asheville— Col . & Mrs. Robert 
C. Brown, Asheville. 

Collins, Mr. John R., Brevard — Mrs. Albert E. 
Norville, Circle #3 of Brevard -Davidson River 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. William F. Huff- 
man, Mr. & Mrs. George W. Wheeler, Brevard. Mr. 
& Mrs. Howard E. Barnes, Pisgah Forest. 
Daniel, Dr. R. David, Sylva — Dottie & Lacy Thorn- 
burg, Webster, NC 

De Weese, Mr. Powell D., Orlando, Fla— Mr. & 
Mrs. William Milne, Clyde. 

Fleming, Mrs. C. W., Villanova, PA — Mrs. Bruce 
Drysdale, Hendersonville. 

Fox. Mr. Lofieasv Bisho^, Weaveryille — Mr. & 
Mrs. D. Michael Ward & Family, Weaverville. 
Francis, Mrs. Willie E. — Jack & Hiram McCracken 
& Family, Waynesville. 

Gaines, Mr. Jason, Gastonia — Dottie & Lacy Thorn- 
burg, Webster, NC 

Gilbert, Mr. R. Lincoln, Springfield, PA— Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Olewine, Brevard. 
Haney, Mr. Dee, Clyde — Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Clyde. 

Healy, Miss Rebecca, Etowah — Mrs. Valeria Baron, 
Mr. Lynndell K. Brown, Toledo, Ohio. Mr. & Mrs. 
David Sandel, Levittown, PA. Mr. & Mrs. Harvey 
Gerhart, Telford, PA. Mrs. Edna R. Gray, Phoenix, 
AZ. 

Hennemann, Claire, Brevard — Louise E. Eberle, 
Brevard. Charles Muller, Brooklyn, NY. 
Howard, Mr. W. A., Hendersonville — Mrs. Laura 
J. Greene, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Henderson- 
ville. 

Johnson, Mr. Vernon, Hendersonville — Mr. 
Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
Jones, Mr. John Paul, Tryon — Mrs. Albert E. Nor- 
ville, Brevard. 



Jones, Mr. Robert F., Clyde, NC— Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Clyde. 

Kerhulas, Mr. Ernest A., Tryon — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard B. Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Kress, Mrs. Katherine, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Raoul B. Jones, Candler. 

Kuykendall, Mr. Calvin W., Henderson- 
ville — Mary Jane & Gary Cornell, Decatur, GA 
Lamb, Mr. Hugh E., Asheville — Ms. Helen Soos, 
Montreat. 

Levander, Mrs. Kate Tolk, New Hyde Park, 
NY — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Henderson- 
ville. 

Lisenbee, Mr. William Dewey, Asheville — Women 
of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Massey, Mr. Z. L., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard E. Barnes, Pisgah Forest. 
McKinna, Mrs. W. H., Etowah— Mrs. L.H. 
McKay, Flat Rock, NC. 

McNabb, Bennie, Manassa, VA — Thomas A. 
Hawkins, Hazel E. McCormick, Brevard. 
Patton, Mrs. Georgia, Avondale Estates, GA — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. H. Hawkins, Asheville. 
Pearce, Helen, Azalea, NC — Mrs. E. A. Donoho, 
Asheville. 

Penland, Mr. Clyde, Redding, Washington — Mr. & 
Mrs. K. Ned Morris, Asheville. 

Piercy, Mrs. Grace T., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles H. Piercy, Asheville. 

Poor, Mr. Thomas E., Brevard — Mildred & Lydia 
Reese, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Peter Eberle, Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Carpenter, 
Thomas A. Hawkins, Hazel McCormick, Brevard. 
Rake, Mr. L. P., Hendersonville — Mrs. Bruce 
Drysdale, Hendersonville. 

Reece, Mr. William M., Gastonia — Mr. & Mrs. 
George W. Caisse, Hendersonville. 
Short, Miss Renee, Asheville — Col. & Mrs. Robert 
C. Brown, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Hendersonville. 

Srnoak, Mrs. Holly B., Meggetis, SC — Mrs. H. W. 
Hipp & Family, Swannanoa. 

Smyth, Mrs. Mary — A Special Memorial — Mary 
Smyth Sunday School Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Hendersonville. 

Stewart, Mr. Emory, Georgia — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
E. Barnes, Pisgah Forest. 

Suttles, Mr. Wayne, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Sutton, Maudia — Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Ward, 
Weaverville. 

Vansicklen, Col. Norton H., Hendersonville — Dr. 
& Mrs. Leonard B. Barber, Hendersonville. 
Walker, Mr. T. Leon, Sr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Theodore E. Patton, Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Davis, Mr. 
& Mrs. Kendall Leemon, Jr., Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., 
Mark, Jr., Roger & Howard, Mr. & Mrs. Ellery R. 
Baxter, Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Kessler, Asheville. 
Walls, Mr. William R., Jr.— Mrs. N. A. Ruther 
ford, Candler. 

Wise, Dorothy Lee, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. T. C. 
Parham, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Tweed, Asheville. 
Webber, Mrs. Patricia, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Theodore E. Patton, Asheville. 




Dr. Henry Dendy, President of the Board of 
Trustees, presents Bibles to the 1979 high school 
graduates at the Home. This tradition is accom- 
panied by Dr. Dendy's favored quotation, "This 
Book will keep you from sin, and sin will keep you 
from the Book. " The Rev. David Parks (who serves 
as the Trustees' Higher Education Chairman) 
assists Dr. Dendy in the presentation. 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 

MURPHY Ruling Elder Mrs. Ruth 
Wilson reports that their Bible School is in 
progress and is a "great success. Many 
young people from most denominations in 
Murphy are attending." HOW'S THAT 
FOR MISSIONARY WORK?!! 

OAK FOREST The youngest member 
of Oak Forest's congregation has arrived! 
Dent C. Davis, IV, son of Rev. and Mrs. 
Dent Davis, was born on June 9, weighing 
in at 7 lbs. , 12 oz. The rest of the congrega- 
tion will be attending a churchwide outing 
on June 24 at Camp Little Pisgah. Plans 
call for church services, a picnic dinner, 
singing and recreation. 

RICEVILLE WOW! Listen to this 
one! Pastor Larry Ayers reports ". . .on 
Pentecost Sunday the Riceville church 
received NINETEEN new members." 
Ayers commented ". . .this increase equals 
approximately 20% of the total member- 
ship of the church!" He noted that the 
Lord's Supper had been served also on that 
day. 

TRINITY At a May congregational 
meeting, the members elected a 
Building/Planning Committee to proceed 
with plans for expansion of their present 
facilities. On Friday, June 1, the Children's 
Choir presented a musical, "Rainbow Ex- 
press." The response was so positive by 
visitors from HENDERSONVILLE FIRST 
church that they invited the troupe to 
make the same presentation at that church 
for their Wednesday night supper on June 
14. The pastor reports that the presenta- 
tion was "a great success." 

WEAVERVILLE Pastor Bill Wing is 
attending the BASIC YOUTH CON- 
FLICTS SEMINAR. His congregation is 
looking forward to hearing what he will 
bring back from this experience. 

WAYNESVILLE Pastor Billy Frank 
Woods is leaving soon for England (June 
26), to exchange pulpits with the Reverend 
Michael Melvin. Rev. Melvin is pastor of a 
church of the United Reformed Church of 
England. Melvin, his wife Jean and their 
son John will be arriving here the second 
week of July. The church invites you to visit 
them and hear their visiting pastor this 
summer. It will be an enriching experience 
for all those involved. 

WEST ASHEVILLE is planning for a 
VBS to be held July 30-August 3. They 
have invited as their special guest the youth 
of Malvern Hills church, and they are hop- 
ing that good fellowship and new learning 
experiences will result. Pastor Howard 
Shockley, who is president of the West 
Asheville Ministerial Association, reminds 
us that the New Testament portion of the 
"Walk Through the Bible" will be 
presented on Saturday, June 30, 8 a.m. 
-5:00 p.m. He also noted the discount of 
$5.00 available to those who register early. 

WESTMINSTER The church's 
Pulpit Search Committee, headed by Elder 
Mr. McElroy, reports that they are actively 
seeking a pastor. They ask that you pray 
for them as they seek the Lord's will in 
choosing a new pastor for their church. 




Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 1910 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



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Vol LXXXIII No. 7 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



July 1979 



NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 

ANDREWS The Manse family and another church family will be attend- 
ing the Ben Lippen Conference the week of July 21-28. 

ARDEN Pastor Ed Graham reminds us the Dr. Gutzke will be speaking at 
their church on August 12, both at the Sunday morning regular worship ser- 
vice, and at a special service on Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. Fourteen of the 
church's young people will be attending the "Fun in the Sun Festival" at Jeckyll 
Island, GA, July 30-Aug. 4. This is a youth conference which anticipates an at- 
tendance of around 1200, with Dr. Clayton Bell as featured speaker. 

ASHEVILLE FIRST The pastor and congregation were sorry to say 
goodbye to Nancy Long, who has been D.C.E. there for the past year. Nancy 
returns to college to complete her D.C.E. degree. The Women of the Church 
are redecorating a room on the second floor of the church; it is to be named the 
Marguerite Morgan Lounge. According to Mrs. Charles Rawls, Project Chair- 
man, the room is to be used by anyone wishing a meeting place, or used by 
anyone needing a place to "sit down, rest, and drink a cup of coffee." Dona- 
tions are needed to be able to complete the room — these may be sent to the 
Women of the Church, 40 Church Street, Asheville, 28801 -Mrs. Robert 
Robinson (Anne), Treasurer. 

BETHEL C Pastor Larry Wilson reports that no services have been held 
recently at this church, but hopes the congregation will soon meet again. 

BETHEL H The Reverend Philip Nicholas notes that the 12th of August 
will be the 145th anniversary of the church. Special program planned includes 
dinner-on-the-grounds, preaching, special music, and many former ministers 
plan to attend. 

BLACK MOUNTAIN See article page 1 . 

BREVARD-DAVIDSON RIVER See article page 1. 

BRITTAINS COVE Ruling elder Harold Sluder reports a full program 
underway at this beautiful church located near Weaverville on Dula Springs 
Road. The Reverend Arthur Williams began serving the church as pastor on 
July 15. 

BRYSON CITY Pastor Ed Renegar reports attendance at worship services 
at around 100 during these summer months. Church spirit is very 'up.' A very 
successful Bible School was just completed with Mrs. Cliff Myers directing. The 
church picnic was rained out . . . but they had it anyhow in the fellowship hall 
... it was a success! 

CANTON No news reported 

CULLOWHEE No news reported 

DILLINGHAM/IVY PARK No news reported 



Ed Graham Elected Moderator 




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ETOWAH Pastor John Healey reports that members and friends of 
Etowah Church were challenged and refreshed by the experience of hosting the 
Summer Meeting of Asheville Presbytery. Plans are under way for Sunday 
evening "HymnSings." Short summer Bible Study evenings are a possible addi- 
tion to the program at this lovely church located in the Etowah Valley. 

FRANKLIN/MORRISON Morrison just finished a very successful Bible 
School; they had 36 children in attendance from around the community. 
Franklin's Bible School had over 100 attending. Leaders and staff did a fan- 
tastic job, with Mrs. Cathy Sill and Mrs. Pat Qjiinn directing. Bible School was 
concluded with a giant family night supper and program by Bible School par- 
ticipants. 

GRACE COVENANT See article elsewhere in paper. 

HAYESVILLE Exciting things continue to happen at Hayesville Church. 
Four new members have been received since Asheville Presbytery's ministerial 
candidate, Mitch Bedingfield, was hired for a one-year interim pastorate. The 
church has never had a telephone before. . .and now they are wired for sound.' 
The new phone is located in a small office at the church. 

CO NT. ON PAGE TWO 

BLACK MOUNTAIN SESSION 
APPROVES ADOPTING 
VIETNAMESE FAMILY 



The Reverend Edwin Graham, pastor of the 
Arden Presbyterian Church, was elected 
Moderator of Asheville Presbytery at the July 10, 
1979 meeting of Presbytery. Mr. Graham will 
chair the Moderator's Council at its next regularly 
scheduled meeting. Other members of the 
Moderator's Council are: P. K. Feree, Leroy 
Secrest, Dr. John Newton, Larry Ayers, David 
Parks, Ron Odum. Executive Secretary William 
Anderson and Stated Clerk Ed Renegar are ad- 
visors to this Committee. 

This Committee is responsible for the coordina- 
Rev Graham tion and overseem g of Presbytery's programs, and 

for referral to the proper Committee Presbytery's 
business that may arise between Presbytery meetings. This Committee does not 
function as a policy making committee for Presbytery, nor as an editorial com- 
mittee for reports to Presbytery. 




From: 

Presbytery of Asheville 
40 Church Street 
Asheville, N. C. 28801 










Pastor Richard Shelor 



The Session of the Black Mountain Church is recom- 
mending to the congregation that the church sponsor a 
Vietnamese family. A joint meeting of the Service and 
Witness Committee is working up a timetable. They are 
recruiting help for housing, clothing, language train- 
ing, etc. It is hoped that they can secure a family by 
early fall 1979. Ruling Elders Mrs. J. R. Woods and 
Wilson McMakin are the chairpersons for this joint 
committee. 



PRESBYTERY ELECTS MARTIN TO 
SYNOD'S COORDINATING COUNCIL 




The Reverend Billy Joe Martin has been elected by Asheville Presbytery to 
serve on the Synod's Coordinating Council. The Reverend Martin will 
begin a new term this year. The previous representative to this Council was 
the Reverend David Parks. Martin and Reverend William Anderson confer 
during a Presbytery meeting about his upcoming duties on the Council. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July 1979 



CHURCH NEWS - From Page One 

HENDERSONVILLE See article elsewhere in 
paper. 

HIGHLANDS has a covered-dish supper com- 
ing up. . .discussing plans for the fantastic new educa- 
tional building. Architect Jeff Cox (a member of the 
Highlands Church) has prepared a special scale 
model which is on display at the church. The present 
facilities are 'bursting at the seams' with all the crowds 
and activities happening now at Highlands. The 
church is looking forward to the August 5 concert of 
the noted singing group called 'The Eternities.' 

KENILWORTH See article, page ? 

LAKEY GAP Keith Ellis was presented a Bible 
for accurately reciting the Catechism; Keith is 11 
years old. Vacation Bible School will be held July 
30 -August 3; snack supper at 6:00, Bible School 
6:30-9:00 p.m. The church's 57th Homecoming will 
be on June 24; lunch at 1:00, special program in- 
cludes a Song Service and a History of the church by 
Mr. Raymond Clements, Clerk of Session. 

MALVERN HILLS Pastor Glen McClung says 
that "even though this is the 'summer slump' our at- 
tendance has held up real well, and we are encourag- 
ed by this. We are looking forward to great things 
from the Lord in the future." They have had several 
excellent pulpit supply speakers this summer also. 

MILLS RIVER Pulpit committee chairman 
Gilreath reports that progress is being made on their 
search for a new minister. 

MONTREAT See article elsewhere in paper. 

MURPHY Pastor Larry Wilson reports that 
their church now boasts a CHOIR. A new volunteer 
Minister of Music, Wes Cummings, is leading this new 
work. Wes is the new respiratory therapist at the Mur- 
phy Medical Center. The church has also just install- 
ed a new sanctuary organ, in memory of Mr. R. M. 
White. The organ was an anonymous gift from one of 
the congregation. 

OAK FOREST Pastor Dent Davis reports that 
the church's "Undershepherd program" is being very 
well received. The officers of the church act as 
"undershepherds", each for a group of 4 families. 
They share daily prayer and regular visitation; and 
are there to help in times of crisis. The leaders meet 
once a month to learn more about their job and to 
share concerns with each other and the pastor. 

RICEVILLE The church just finished a very 
successful Vacation Bible School, with a very large at- 
tendance. A covered -dish dinner was held after 
church services on June 17, to commemorate the 
birthday of Mrs. May Ray. At age 90, Mrs. May has 
been a member of the church for over 75 years. Also a 
new entrance, with a ramp, was just installed for the 
convenience of the handicapped members of the con- 
gregation. 

SWANNANOA FIRST Pastor Billy Martin an- 
nounces the following: The members of the church 
will be taking a bus trip through the Pisgah Forest; 
reservations are on a first -come basis (the bus holds a 
total of 52). Vacation Bible School will be held Aug 
6-11; registration will be Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10:00 
a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall. Homecoming 
will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, when the church will be 
celebrating its 186th birthday. One other noteworthy 
item — Mr. Martin presented to the church his Doctor 
of Ministry project entitled SOS - Would You Con- 
sider Service Opportunities in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Swannanoa. The Contents of this project 
were put together by the members and the pastor of 
the church. 

SYLVA Pastor Serjak reports "good things hap- 
pening" in this church. More news will be forthcom- 
ing next month. 

TRINITY The Building Planning Committee 
has organized to meet the task of developing a specific 
building design for Trinity's needs as they grow to 
their projected ultimate size of 500 members. 

WAYNESVILLE No news reported. 

WEAVERVILLE The Christian Education 
Search Committee has been meeting regularly and 
considering application, writing references, etc. 
Terry Elniff is the Chairman of the committee. Pastor 
Bill Wing is away for part of July on vacation and the 
Reverend William Anderson and Reverend Allen 
Gardner filled the pulpit. 

WEST ASHEVILLE Pastor Howard Shockley 
will be participating in a "pulpit swap," being spon- 
sored by the West Asheville Ministerial Association on 
Sunday, August 26. The West Asheville-Malvern Hills 
joint Bible School will begin on July 30, through 
August 3. The annual Church- Wide Picnic will be on 
Saturday, August 25 at Camp Little Pisgah. 

WESTMINSTER Pulpit Committee Chairman 
Mr. Sam McElroy says that progress is being made on 
their search for a new pastor. 



KING COLLEGE OPENS 
AUGUST 25!!! 

Dr. Donald Mitchell to assume the 
presidency 

King College will open for the fall semester on 
August 25, 1979 under new ownership of King Col- 
lege, Inc., after a court settlement in Bristol, Ten- 
nessee. Attorneys apparently reached agreement on 
several issues standing in the way of the transfer of 
ownership, with the matters "to be announced." 

All of the terms of the settlement were not 
available, but they apparently included settlements 
for the three Bible professors and one Economics pro- 
fessor, who had refused to sign contracts with the new 
owners. The new owners were given a seven-year 
period in which to successfully operate the college, 
with a reversion clause to the Synod of the Mid-South 
and the four presbyteries involved. 

Dr. Don Mitchell, the popular former dean at 
Montreat-Anderson College, has assumed the 
presidency. Mitchell is an ex-missionary to Peru and a 
Presbyterian minister. He holds the B.D. and Th.D. 
degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, has 
served as dean of Montreat Anderson College, and for 
the past six years has been vice-president for academic 
affairs at Wheaton College. 

Dr. Roy Patteson, former King College president, 
will assume his new position at Virginia Wesleyan 
College on August 1 . 

Dr. George Long, trustee of King College, Inc., 
and pastor of the Lookout Mountain Presbyterian 
Church, said, 

"We have been silent until this moment, waiting to 
see if the transfer of responsibilities would be effected. 
Now that the Chancery Court has approved the con- 
tinuance of the College, under the ownership of the 
new corporation, we wish to present ourselves and our 
aspirations. 

"Our goal is to build upon the fine achievements of 
the past and to help students develop fully their 
academic abilities, social relationships, spiritual 
perception, and physical skills under the inspiration 
of teachers who are committed to excellence and who 
know and love Jesus Christ as He is revealed in His 
Word." 

YOU ARE CORDIALLY 
INVITED TO AN 
OPEN HOUSE 

SEE FOR YOURSELF: 
THE MISSION BOARD 
STAFF AT WORK 
FOR YOU 

Tour the Presbyterian Center through this 
90-frame color filmstrip and cassette which gives you 
a face to face look at the General Assembly Mission 
Board staff in Atlanta. The 9V£ minute visit through 
the national headquarters shows you who makes up 
the Mission Board staff and what their work includes. 

An important part of this audio visual tour answers 
the visitors' questions about many resources; how and 
where they are produced and the persons who write 
and carry them through production. How these 
sources may be used and where they may be obtained 
are part of the answers among the many questions 
asked for you. 

A new understanding is offered by the visitors in 
their discovery of who the General Assembly members 
are and how the Mission Board staff relates to them. 

Suggestions of when to use this filmstrip: 

• Church night supper 

• New member orientation 

• Youth groups 

• Minute for Mission 

• Presbytery/Synod Meetings 

• Session meetings-Officer training meetings 

• Women of the Church meetings 

• Retreats 

The A.V. Council, under the chairmanship of Rev. 
Jack Parse, has purchased this new filmstrip, put out 
by the General Assembly Mission Board. This may be 
borrowed at any time, without charge, through the 
Presbfytery C.E. Office, 40 Church St., Asheville. 

Just by way of reminder — the new AV listings were 
given to your pastors or elders at the April Presbytery 
meeting. If you don't yet have them in hand, please 
check with these people. 



MONTREAT ELECTS 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 



The Montreat Management Council elected the 
Rev. Samuel R. Hope, minister of the First 
Presbyterian Church in Durham, N.C. as executive 
director of the Mountain Retreat Association as of 
Oct. 1. The action waas confirmed by the General 
Assembly Mission Board. 

The position of executive director is for four years, 
subject to one additional four-year term. The Hopes 
will make their home in Montreat. 

He has served in pastorates in Roanoke, Va., High 
Point, N.C. and Dallas, Tex. prior to going to 
Durham. 

During 1966-68, the Rev. Hope and his family lived 
in Saigon, Viet Nam where he served as director of 
personnel for Viet Nam Christian Service. He worked 
with the Board of World Missions in Nashville where 
he served as director of the Division of Interpretation. 
In that capacity, he directed three Global Mission 
Conferences in Montreat. 

Currently serving on the Montreat Management 
Council, he is also a newly elected member of the Mis- 
sion Board. He will resign from both positions upon 
assuming his new duties. 

At the synod level, he is currently chairman of the 
Task Force on Criminal Justice and he is on the ex- 
ecutive committee of the Coordinating Council of the 
Synod of North Carolina. 



CANDIDATES 
COMMITTEE TO 
RECEIVE TRAINING 
AT LAURINBURG 



Members of Asheville Presbytery's Candidates 
Committee have been invited to the Career and Per- 
sonal Counseling Service Center on the campus of St. 
Andrews Presbyterian College, beginning with lunch 
on Monday and concluding with lunch on Tuesday, 
September 10-11. , 

The Candidates Committee group will be the guests 
of the Counseling Center and will be staying at Pate 
Hall in the Conference Center on the St. Andrews 
campus. This will be an experience to learn and to 
share something of the counseling program. 

The course will be directed by Dr. Alfred Thomas, 
who is Director of the Center. Dr. Thomas told Bill 
Anderson of the Presbytery Office that he hopes this 
will enhance the candidacy process and contribute to 
a more effective ministry for all. A special 
background paper is being sent to committee 
members in preparation of the event. 



CHANGE IN MINISTERS' 
ANNUITY FUND 



ASSEMBLY APPROVES BOARD'S 
RECOMMENDATIONS 

AT ITS MEETING IN KANSAS CITY, MAY 
22-30, 1979, the General Assembly approved FOUR 
amendments to the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

THREE OF THE CHANGES are improvements to 
the survivors' benefits and effective June 1, 1979: 

(1) One doubles the "lump sum death benefit" for 
retired Fund members from $500 to $1,000. 

(2) The second extends the annuity of children of 
deceased members of the Fund for one year, to age 22 
if in college. 

(3) Thirdly, surviving children will receive benefits 
from the participation of both parents, if both should 
die while active members of the Fund . Prior to June 1 , 
1979, the Plan included a "non-duplication" clause 
which has now been deleted. 

THE FOURTH AMENDMENT involves the salary 
participation basis on which dues are to be 
calculated. Effective January 1, 1980 25% is to be ad- 
ded for free use of church owned manse. This will be 
an increase of 5% from the present 20%. 



July 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




Reverend Robert 
Henderson 



MINISTERS' ORIENTA- 
TION AT MEMORIAL 
MISSION HOSPITAL 



Special orientation programs for ministers and 
other personnel designated by Asheville Presbytery's 
churches to visit hospitals will be held on July 24, 
August 21, September 25, and October 23. According 
to Mrs. Mary Lee Shaw, the Ministerial Secretary at 
Memorial Mission Hospital, these dates are Tuesdays, 
the time is 10:00 a.m., and the place is 127 Latta 
Building on the Memorial Mission Hospital grounds 
in Asheville, North Carolina. Those wishing to sign 
up for the program should contact Mrs. Shaw at the 
hospital-(704) 254-8231, or call the Presbytery 
Office-(704) 258-8143. 



HENDERSONVILLE 
FIRST CHURCH PLANS 
INSTALLATION FOR 
HENDERSON 



Special plans for the worship 
service on August 5, 1979 have 
been made by First 
Presbyterian in Henderson- 
ville. Asheville Presbytery's 
Commission for the installa- 
tion was named at the Sum- 
mer Presbytery meeting in 
Etowah. The Reverend Al 
Kissling (pastor at Trinity 
Church) will serve as worship 
leader and moderator of the 
Commission. The Reverend David Parks will charge 
the congregation, Ruling Elder E. A. Andrews (Mon- 
treal Church) will charge the pastor, Ruling Elder 
Lou Huber (Trinity Church) will read from the Scrip- 
tures. Ruling Elder Tom Hunger (Hendersonville 
Church) will lead the congregation in prayer. The 
Reverend James Hornsby (Cullowhee Church) will 
preach the sermon. All are invited to attend this ser- 
vice; a reception will follow the service in the 
fellowship hall. 



Senior High Council 
To Special Training- 
Planning Session 

The Reverend Jerry Robinson, 
ministerial advisor and pastor 
for the Presbytery Senior High 
Youth Council, will accom- 
pany the members of that 
council on a trip to Morehead 
City, July 22-July 28. While 
staying at Emerald Isle Beach, 
Reverend Robinson will give 
the group special training and 
help with organizing the 
Council's work for 1979-80. A 

particular concern at this time is planning the 1979 

Fall Rally and the 1980 Spring Rally. 

The work of the Asheville Presbytery's Youth Council 
is under the auspices of the Christian Education Com- 
mittee. Benevolence contributions provide funding 
for this important ministry to the youth of our- 
Presbytery. 



July 1979 

Entered as second-class mail at the Postoffice at Asheville. N.C , under 
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Rev. Robinson 




GRACE COVENANT 
PLANS RALLY FOR 
SUMMER A-FAIR!! 



Ann Orr, Chairman of the Sum- 
mer A-Fair Committee, an- 
nounces the program for this 
year's SUMMER A-FAIR, July 
29 on the grounds at Grace 
Covenant Church in Asheville. 
The International Year of the 
Child will be the theme, with 
Rev Ekhelburger booths full of information about 
children's welfare, the needs and rights of children, 
and audiovisuals for your information. There will be 
child care on the playground for young children, 
crafts from many countries for everyone to try, games 
to play, and friends to visit with. At 5:45 will be a 
demonstration of Western Square dancing and moun- 
tain circle dancing by children from Black Mountain 
Elementary. The covered dish dinner at 6:30 will have 
an international flavor - everyone is asked to bring 
dishes from other countries. After supper, Gwen 
Ledbetter, well-known storyteller, will entertain. Plan 
now to attend and take part in the fellowship activity. 

DONATION CAUSES 
TAX HASSLE 

A donation of $10,000 made directly to a 
Presbyterian Church in the U.S. missionary working 
in South Korea has had quite a term in the courts, 
due to questions by the Internal Revenue Service. 

On the front page of the "Wall Street Journal" on 
Wednesday, June 13, an item was headed "They 
Avoided the World Council of Churches and fell prey 
to the IRS." 

The item stated, "E. H. and Betty Lee Jones Winn 
gave $10,000 to Sara Barry, a Presbyterian missionary 
working in South Korea. The Greenville, Miss, cou- 
ple's church was raising money for Barry's work, but 
the Winns didn't support the World Council of 
Churches and believed part of any donation to their 
church might go to the council so they made a direct 
donation to Barry, who was Mr. Winn's cousin. 

"Donations to individuals — rather than to 
charitable organizations for charity overseas normally 
aren't deductible. The IRS said the $10,000 went to 
an individual doing overseas charitable work and thus 
was non-deductible. The Winns argued that the 
money went for the church's overseas work and was 
deductible. Recently, the Fifth Circuit Court of Ap- 
peals decided that the money went to or for the use of 
the church to support its South Korea missionary ef- 
fort and was deductible. 

Bruce Berry, staff associate for financial develop- 
ment for the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. said 
"All this could have been avoided if they had referred 
to the booklet called Special Opportunities for Sup- 
port." It is commonly called the S.O.S. booklet and 
can be obtained by writing Berry's office at 341 Ponce 
de Leon Ave., N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 

MONTREAT PASTOR 
AWAY FOR SUMMER 
TRAINING IN BRITISH 
COLUMBIA 

The Reverend Dr. Calvin 
Thielman is living this summer 
at Regent College in Vancouver 
British Columbia in Canada. 
Accompanied by wife Dorothy 
and son Frank (a senior at 
Wheaton College), Thielman 
will be resting and studying in 
several areas of theology and 
Bible. The eminent scholar Dr. Leon Morris will be 
teaching a course in Christology. Dr. John R. W. 
Stott, noted pastor of All Souls Church in London 
and Inter-Varsity author, will be teaching a special 
course in Acts. During Thielman's absence, pastors 
Dr. Norton Dendy, Dr. John Newton, Dr. Arnold 
Pate, Dr. Donald Mitchell and Dr. Walt Shepherd 
will be preaching at Montreat Church. Elders there 
will be in charge of visitation. Church secretary Mrs. 
Terri Tagliarini will be in the church office. 




Rev. Thielman 



Presbyterian Home News 

by 

Lynn Holman 

We had six youngsters go to the Pioneer camp held 
at Little Pisgah. Those attending were Betty Owen, 
Sheila Spillars, Rachel Spillars, Steve Owen, Ronnie 
Spillars, and Robert Glover. They had a delightful 
time, making crafts, taking swimming lessons, having 
Bible study, and generally having a good time. 
Thanks to all the counselors and workers at the camp! 

Next week Karen Howard, Cheryl Buhrmaster, and 
Cid Cimose will be attending the Explorers camp for 
older children. They are looking forward to that. 

We have just gotten back from our summer vaca- 
tion when the children go with relatives or friends for 
a couple of weeks, and the staff is able to take vaca- 
tion time. It was great, but everyone is happy to get 
back home, too. 

We want to welcome two new children to the 
Home. They are Jody Adams, a fifth grader, and her 
brother Paul who will be going into the first grade this 
year. They are from Black Mountain. 

Jodie Owen played in the Asheville tennis tourna- 
ment, winning his first match and losing the second to 
the number two seed in the tournament. 



HIGHLANDS FIRST 
CHURCH BEGINS 'DAY 
CARE' MINISTRY 

The First Presbyterian Church in Highlands, North 
Carolina, has instituted a Day Care program. Begun 
in June 1979, this ministry provides nursing care for 
the children of working mothers. The director of the 
program is church member Bitsy Calloway. She is 
assisted in this important work by Mary Betty 
Houston. 

Pastor Woodland Johnson notes that the church 
building is now being used all week, with the educa- 
tional building of the church complex being used for 
the day care ministry during the week. 



WINN DISCUSSES 
CHURCH GROWTH 

Dr. Albert C. Winn, newly elected moderator of 
the PCUS, has urged members of the denomination to 
bring more ethnic minorities into their fellowship. 

Addressing the annual meeting of the Synod of 
North Carolina, held at the White Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, Dr. Winn said, "We 
are a very homogeneous church. We are 
predominantly white, predominantly middle-class, 
predominantly cousins." 

Dr. Winn, who is pastor of the Second Presbyterian 
Church in Richmond, VA, suggested that social 
homogeneity is "the reason we don't grow. We live in 
the growing Sunbelt, and yet membership declines." 

In view of the influx of Hispanics and Koreans in 
the area, and the large population of blacks already 
in the South, Dr. Winn said, the PCUS should adopt 
other traditions of worship and produce multilingual 
religious materials. 



KENILWORTH WOC 
BEGIN NEW PROJECT 

The Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church 
are keenly aware of their responsibility as Christians 
to serve the community ministries in any way they 
can. Since the establishment of ABCCM and Meals on 
Wheels they have participated through personal in- 
volvement in volunteer services and also financial con- 
tribution. After being invited to participate in a 
group project held last spring on the parking lot of 
Trinity Church on Church Street in downtown 
Asheville, they concentrated on promoting such a 
project at Kenilworth Church and invite church 
women and men from the East Asheville area church- 
es. We are planning a yard sale on the parking lot by 
the Fellowship Hall. This will be held Saturday, 
September 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All pro- 
ceeds will go to the support of ABCCM and Meals on 
Wheels. 



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July 1979 



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Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 

• Asheville Presbytery Office 

Telephone (704) 258-8143 



Adams, Mr. Alnie, Andrews, NC — Florence & 

Harry Reeves, Andrews, NC 

Aldridge, Mr. Robert I., Waycross, GA — Mr. & 

Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Alexander, Mr. David, Swannanoa — Mrs. C. D. 

Thomas, Black Mountain. 

Allison, Mr. James, Fairmont, IND — Mrs. Ada H. 

Allison, Pisgah Forest. 

Alexander, Mr. W. Emile, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

D. F. Stoneback, Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Matheson, 

Brevard. 

Anderson, Mrs. Genevieve, Hendersonville — Ms. 

Christine H. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 

Barnett, Mrs. E. W., Sr., Great Falls, SC— Mr. & 

Mrs. W. C. Breazeale, Asheville. 

Bostic, Mr. Joseph Taylor, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Howard A. Warren, Asheville. 

Brown, Mr. Frank, Washington, DC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Brown, Sally H., Arden — Mr. & Mrs. Carl Borland, 

Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mrs. W. J., Hendersonville — Ms. Christine 

H. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 

Bruno, Mrs. Charles, Philadelphia, PA — Mr. & 

Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Buckner, Mr. George, Asheville — Queen Ann 

Brown, Asheville. 




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Hart, Mr. Fred, Hendersonville — Ms. Christine H. 
MacMartin, Hendersonville. 

Hartman, Dr. Bernard H., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Herman G. Nichols, Asheville. 

Harvin, Mr. Edward Davis, Asheville — Mr. Charles 
Kale and the Marketing Technical Textile 
Laboratory of America Enka Co., Enka, NC. Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles K. Smoak, St. George, SC. Mr. & Mrs. 
Willard M. Sessler, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Sparks, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles S. Dowis, Asheville. 
Hill, Mrs., Columbus, NC — Mrs. Minnie G. Nor- 
ville, Brevard. 

Holden, Miss Bertha, Brevard — Mrs. Minnie G. 
Norville, Brevard. 

Huntsinger, Mr. David, Hendersonville — Ballard 
Appliance & Cabinet, Asheville. 
Huskey, Mr. Roy, Rutherfordton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Hysmith, Mr. C. Everett, Saluda — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Johnston, Mrs. Colleen B., Charlotte — Mr. & Mrs. 
Clyde W. Wright, Asheville. 

Johnston, Mr. Thomas R., Hendersonville — Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, Henderson- 
ville. 

Justus, Mr. Hobson, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Mrs. E. B. Quinn, Mrs. C. F. Stone- 
cipher, Hendersonville. 

Keener, Mr. S. H., Knoxville, TN— Mr. & Mrs. E. 
F. Pierce, Asheville 

King, Mr. Ralph W., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. C. L. 
Epley, Jr., Mrs. Elaine Kiser, Asheville. 
Kress, Katherine Wright, Asheville — Mrs. 
Elizabeth W. Brooks, Beaufort, NC 
Kuykendall, Mr. Calvin, Hendersonville — Ms. 
Christine H. MacMartin, Mr. & Mrs. D. B. Keith, 
Hendersonville Merchants Association, Lillian & 
Harry Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Garrett, Hender- 
sonville. Mrs. G. H. Kuykendall, Dr. & Mrs. G. H. 
Kuykendall, Jr., Miss Jane E. Kuykendall, Charlotte. 



Sheila and Rachel Spillars spend a few minutes just 
talking. 

Burger, Mrs. W. G., Sterling, ILL— Hayesville 

Presbyterian Church, Hayesville. 

Cady, Rev. Clyde Newton, Zellwood, FLA — Mrs. 

L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 

Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, 

Hendersonville. 

Edwards, Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, Maggie Valley 

— Mrs. Clara F. Rippetoe, Waynesville. 

Carico, Mr. Harry B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. C. E. 

Weaver, Asheville. 

Carter, Mrs. Dora Adams, Asheville — Mrs. Jan 

Laughridge, Candler. Mrs. Leoda Cole, Swannanoa. 

Mary Stewart Sprague, Mrs. Rachel M. Gordon, 

Employees of Three Mountaineers, Inc., Shirley 

Dobbs, Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Epley, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. J. L. 

Sloop, Elizabeth N. Adams, Family of Blanche E. 

Nichols, Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 

Margaret I. Furman, Roanoke, VA. 

Clark, Mrs. James W., Auburndale, MASS — "D" 

Shift Coating, Film Division, Olin Corp., Pisgah 

Forest . 

Clourtier, Mrs. Dean Norman, Lansing, MICH — 

Mr. & Mrs. C. O. Borland, Hendersonville. 

Cohn, Mr. Rex, Asheville — Ms. Elizabeth A. 

Bassford, Mars Hill, NC 

Collins, Mrs. John R., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 

George J. Moore, Brevard. 

Cowan, Mrs. Wilma, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ralph Rector & Children, Hendersonville. 

Dunn, Mrs. Andrew, Asheville — Miss Carlisle Hoyt, 

Montreat, Miss Edith Sollmann, Asheville. 

Engelmann, Mrs. Frieda, Philadelphia, PA — Mr. 

& Mrs. Wayne E. Seppanen, Hendersonville. 

Fox, Mr. Clyde, Asheville — Lydia & Mildred Reese, 

Hendersonville. 

Galloway, Mr. Glenn, Brevard — Mrs. Minnie G. 

Norville, Brevard. 

Griffin, Mr. L. W., Columbia, SC— Mrs. Ethel T. 

Led well, Asheville. 

Grogan, Mr. Les, Preston, MD — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 

M. Smart, Brevard. 

Guice, Mr. Zoro J., Sr., Saluda— Mr. & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Harris, Mrs. Florence Noel, Saluda — Mr. & Mrs. 

Rayford W. Williams, Hendersonville. 




Keila Buckner does her work in the kitchen. 

Laughter, Mr. Edwin, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Wayne Garren, Hendersonville. 

Lee, Mrs. Willis, Greenville, TN — Florence & 
Harry Reeves, Andrews, NC 

Longworth, Mrs. Clara, Bloomington, ILL — Mr. 
& Mrs. John G. Dorward, Flat Rock. 
Lunsford, Julia Lollis, Asheville — 3-M Class 
Members. Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Manning, Mr. J. R., West Palm Beach, FLA — Dr. 
& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Martin, Mr., Atlanta, GA — Katherine L. Sonne, 
Hendersonville. 

McCanless, Lyra, Asheville — Leander Johnson, 
Hendersonville. 

McGuffin, Mrs. Karen, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. E. 
S. Schmeling, Asheville. 

McLeod, Mrs. Frances A., Carrollton, GA — Camp 
Illahee, Mrs. Frank Ferrell, Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brit- 
tain, Brevard. 

McMullan, Mrs. Dillard, Hattiesburg, MI — Mr. 
William Anderson, Hattiesburg, MISS 
Messersmith, Mr. Owen, Chimney Rock — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Piercy, Miss Grace, Brevard — Mr. Herbert J. 
Schain, Berwick, PA 

Plott, Mr. Henry Vaughn, Waynesville — William 
F. Swift, Jr., Waynesville. 



Randolph, Mrs. M. Herbert, Lexington, NC— Joe 

& Gene Blackwell, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Ran- 
dolph, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Ray, Mr. James, Stone Mountain, GA — Mr. & Mrs. 
Wade Elliott, Asheville. 

Robinson, Mrs. Caroline B., Asheville — Mrs. M. B. 
Taylor, Asheville. 



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Office needs new typewriter. If you can 
help, call Bill Anderson at Presbytery 
Office. Gift is tax deductible. 



Rosa, Mr. Domingos C, Rumford, RI — Mr. & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Schlotthauber, Mr. Fred, Merrick, NJ — Mr. & 
Mrs. C. O. Borland, Mrs. Curtis Pardee, Henderson- 
ville. 

Shaw, Mr. John, Columbia, SC — Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, John Calvin Sunday 
School Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Sheider, Mr. A. L., Hendersonville — Josephine D. 
Kuykendall, Flat Rock, NC 

Shipman, Mr. Lloyd, Hendersonville — Lydia & 
Mildred Reese, Hendersonville. 

Smathers, Mrs. Myrtle, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. James 
Furness, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. Joe F. 
Cathey, George & Hazel Robertson, Women of Can- 
ton Presbyterian Church, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville. Rev. & Mrs. William 
Anderson, Montreat. 

Smith, Mr. John S., Grier, SC — Mrs. Garlene S. 
Stutts, Montreat. 

Streetman, Mr. Fred W., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. George Klick, Mrs. Ralph Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. 
Rayford W. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mrs. 
J. R. Sandifer, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, 
Lillian & Harry Williams, Lydia & Mildred Reese, 
Mrs. L. H. McKay, Mrs. Ruth Allen, Hendersonville. 
Sumner, Mr. Mark, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. T. W. 
Pritchard, Jr., Asheville. 

Taylor, Mr. Clarence H., Hendersonville — Dr. 
Corbin O. Williams, Dr. & Mrs. R. B. Hay, Hender- 
sonville. 

Varney, Mr. & Mrs. Francis H. — Memorial on 
their Wedding Anniversary — Mr. & Mrs. C. J. 
Vandenhoogen, Asheville. 

Walker, Mr. T. Leon, Asheville — Mary Anne & 
Fred Bennes, Ms. Anna H. Bennes, Mr. J. R. Lewis, 
Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dosier, Mrs. Katherine Torrence 
& Family, Mr. & Mrs. John R. Smith, Dennis J. Win- 
ner, Mr. & Mrs. T. W. Pritchard, Mary Rosa Har- 
shaw, Mrs. J. M. Herbert, Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Arthur, 
Mr. & Mrs. John B. Schifflin, Mr. & Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, Mr. & Mrs. Roy H. Kerr. Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Don McKenzie, Black Mountain. Mrs. H. T. 
McMillan, Mrs. Harriett B. Harlan, Mrs. Frank E. 
Harlan, Louisa W. Walker, Charlotte. Mr. & Mrs. 
Marvin Cannon, Sr., Greenville, SC. The James 
Loveless Family, Rye, NY 

Wallen, Mr. John Floyd, Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. C. 
L. Epley, Jr., Asheville. 

Walls, Mr. William R., Jr.— Dr. & Mrs. C. Grier 
Davis, Asheville. 

Webb, Mrs. R. Stanford, Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. 
Allen R. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Herman G. Nichols, 
Asheville. 

Webber, Mrs. Patricia, Winston-Salem — Mr. & 
Mrs. John R. Smith, Anna H. Bennes, Asheville. 
West, Mr. C. Glenn, Jr., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Whitfield, Wayne, Bryson City — Vera & Elaine 
Dreyer, Bryson City. 

Whitmire, Mr. Glenn A., Brevard — The Raymond 
E. Nicholsons, Brevard. 

Whitmire, Mrs. Pearl, Royston, GA — Mrs. Lelia 
Barnett, Garland, TX 

Wisher, Mr. Stuart, Leicester — Edna S. McCarson, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Hall, Asheville. 




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.Volume LXXXII No. 5 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



August, 1979 



BETHEL "H" CELEBRATES 



145 YEARS! 




Interior of the beautiful main sanctuary at Bethel Presbyterian. 

ARDEN CHURCH CALLS NEW 
YOUTH MINISTER 

Mark Musser, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, 
arrived on July 20th to serve as Youth Director of the 
Arden Church. He plans to stay for at least one year, but 
eventually hopes to attend seminary and then be ordain- 
ed. 

Mark graduated from Columbia Bible College in Col- 
umbia, SC in June of this year. During his college years, 
he has worked as Youth Worker at a Presbyterian 
church in Burlington, NC He has also worked as a sum- 
mer supply pastor in Charleston, and was a member of 
the Columbia Ambassador Choir while in school. 

Mark says that he loves the mountains of North 
Carolina-they remind him of the hills of West Virginia. He enjoys tennis, 
basketball, photography, and water skiing. He also has many gifts which 
make him well qualified for youth work — musical, athletic, counselling, and 
discipling young Christians. He also tells us that he feels that working with 
young people is the most exciting thing in which a person could be involved ! 
Welcome to Asheville, Mark! 







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Many former members and pastors attend 
historic event 



The 145th anniversary celebration was big news in Haywood Coun- 
ty at Bethel Presbyterian Church, near Canton and Waynesville, on 
Sunday, August 12. Many former ministers and "old time" members 
were on hand for the celebration. 

The service began with a worship service at 11:00, followed by a 
'fantastic' covered-dish banquet in the fellowship hall at 1:00 p.m. An 
afternoon program, moderated by the Reverend Philip Nicholas 
(Stated Supply for the church) was highlighted by beautiful music. 
Mrs. Paula Baron sang special selections to honor the occasion. (Mrs. 
Baron is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Feree.) The Reverend 
William R. Anderson (Executive Secretary of Asheville Presbytery) 
and the Reverend Jack Parse (presently pastor at Canton 
Presbyterian) both participated in the program. Special remarks were 
made by the Reverend Billy Frank Woods, pastor of the Waynesville 
Presbyterian church. Christian greetings were extended by former 
pastor Williams, and all the members were recognized. The history of 
the church was read by elder Mrs. Henry (Florence) Garner. Inspira- 
tional organ selections were presented by Mrs. Ethel Jorstead, church 
organist and music director. 

Mrs. Garner said in her remarks, "The Bethel Presbyterian 
Church was organized on August 10, 1834 by the Concord Presbytery 
and given the name Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. There were thir- 
teen Charter Members. 

Ebenezer was under the Morganton Presbytery during the ex- 
istence of the Presbytery from 1835-1840, then it reverted to Concord 
Presbytery. In 1853, Concord Presbytery changed the name from 
Ebenezer to Bethel Presbyterian Church. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery was formed in 1869 out of the western 
section of Concord Presbytery, covering the area from Charlotte to 
Tennessee. Bethel was then transferred to Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

The first church house was erected in 1885 on land owned by W. S. 
Terrell. In 1888 the church building was dedicated by Dr. Sam Boggs 
of Kentucky, who preached the dedicatory sermon. On May 25, 
1890, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Terrell deeded Vi acre to the Presbyterian 
church where the building had been erected in 1885, as a gift to the 
church. This is the present site. In 1896, Bethel was transferred to 
Asheville Presbytery when it was formed out of the western portion of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. Bethel has served in the Synod of Ap- 
palachia and is now in the Synod of North Carolina. She has also 
been a part of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of 
America, from 1834 until the forming of the Presbyterian Church in 
the Confederate States, now the Presbyterian Church US. 




Old time memories. . .when the Church "use to have a Bus ministry for 
the Veterans Hospital and other U.S.O. activities. Most of these 
members attended celebration. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 1979 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in 
their news and pictures each month 
to Presbytery Office; Editor — 40 
Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258-8143 



ANDREWS - No News Reported 

ARDEN - On Sept 16-19, there is going to be a 
"Happening". Albert Long, a pastor and evangelist 
from Chattanooga, Tenn., will be arriving with his 
team: Randy Atchison, a graduate of the Julliard 
School of Music, will present a concert; Miss Debbie 
Pullen, former Miss Congeniality in the Miss NC 
Contest, will present a drama featuring puppets, en- 
titled "The Creation"; Miss Donna Stephenson of 
New York will be featured vocal soloist; Lester 
Matte will be giving a demonstration in Black Belt 
Karate; and Michael O'Koren, outstanding athlete 
from UNC-CH (Carolina) will be featured speaker. 
There will be no charge for any of these events, to 
which the public is invited. For more details, please 
contact the church office: 704-684-7221. 

ASHEVILLE FIRST - No news reported. 

BETHEL C - See Article elsewhere in paper. 

BETHEL H - See article elsewhere in paper. 

BLACK MOUNTAIN - 

BREVARD-DAVIDSON RIVER - Brevard 
church members are looking forward to a visit from 
former pastor Dan McCall; the Reverend McCall 
will preach one Sunday in the coming weeks. 
Members are excited about a Church School Promo- 
tion Sunday, which will take place on August 26. 
Plans are nearly completed for September 28-29-30 
special school, "Concepts of the Family," which will 
be conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Roger Alliman. This 
should be the event of the month! Pastor Jerry 
Robinson returns soon to the hospital for additional 
surgery. Our prayers will go with him. 

BRITTAINS COVE - Pastor Arthur Williams 
reports attendance holding up well and summer 
plans going great! Present members are encouraged 
to bring in new members. 

BRYSON CITY - No news reported. 

CANTON - VBS was held July 9-13, jointly with 
St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Children and 
teachers from both churches shared the work and all 



report a good learning experience. The school wa? 
climaxed by a covered-dish supper held on Friday 
night. Some 80 people attended this program and en- 
joyed the fellowship there. Mrs. Kathy Parse was 
VBS director. The annual picnic for the children 
from the Presbyterian Home was held on Aug. 8 at 
the Canton Rec Park. Some 40 children, along with 
their pastor and his wife, Don McKenzie, and Lynn 
Holman joined with the church and enjoyed swim- 
ming in the Canton pool. The group of 75 enjoyed 
the picnic with arrangements being made by the men 
of the Church. Choir Director Mrs. Mike Lewis 
along with several of the choir members attended the 
Worship and Music Conference at Montreat during 
the July 22-28 week. Reported by June Scroggs 

CULLOWHEE - The Session has approved a 
YOUTH WORKER to "reach out" into the high 
schools of the area. His name is D wight Covington. 
Dwight is a former "Residents Assistant" at Western 
Carolina University dormitory. Dwight will assume 
his new duties immediately. The University students 
"are back ... and the church is filling up." The 
church has received three new members in the past 
month. 

DILLINGHAM - Pastor Carlton reports that a 
WONDERFUL REVIVAL has just been completed 
in the community. Mr. Carlton says, "the church has 
been spiritually strengthened." The Reverend Phil 
Dillingham was the special revival preacher. Pastor 
Carlton reported that the church had a "packed 
house" every night. 

ETOWAH - Pastor Healey reports that plans for a 
mid-week Bible study are "shaping up nicely." 

FRANKLIN - Plans for "In-Gathering" on 
September 8 at the Franklin Church are "in the mak- 
ing." This unique celebration will feature sales of 
locally grown produce, handmade crafts, jams and 
jellies, woodcarvings, paintings, and many other ar- 
ticles. Proceeds will go into the Building Fund. 
RALLY DAY on August 26th should be another big 
event in Franklin. 

GRACE COVENANT - Ellen Dozier reports that 
the Covenant Players will be there on August 26 for a 
special celebration in drama. The California-based 
drama group specializes in presenting the GOSPEL 
MESSAGE with talented young actors. After wor- 
ship and Sunday School activities, dinner is planned 
"under the old oak tree" (an Asheville landmark on 
the church campus.) 

HAYESVILLE - See article elsewhere in paper 

HENDERSONVILLE FIRST - Pastor Hender- 
son reports, "things are whizzing right along ..." 
They will publish the names of the new deacons next 
month. 

HIGHLANDS - No news reported. 

IVY PART - Pastor Carlton reports that services 
are being held "...sometimes at the church on Thurs- 



day night ... and sometimes at a home on Thursday 
night ..." He reports that things are "going well for 
the Lord." 

KENILWORTH - No news reported. 

LAKEY GAP - No news reported. 

MALVERN HILLS - Pastor Glen McClung 
reminds us of the 10-day tour of Israel, which will be 
beginning on December 26. This will be led by Mr. 
McClung and Mr. Shockley. Any interested persons 
may contact McClung at the church: 258-8624. 

MILLS RIVER - No news reported. 

MONTREAT - No news reported. 

MORRISON - The Morrison church recently 
received into membership several new members and 
pastor Odum reports that "things are really 
growing." 

MURPHY - Pastor Larry Wilson reports that the 
church is beginning a new adventure in Christian 
education. Among other things, they are beginning 
to restructure the Sunday School program, with "top 
to bottom changes." 

OAK FOREST - No news reported. 

RICEVILLE - No news reported. 

SWANNANOA FIRST - Swannanoa First 
Church will observe its 185th birthday on September 
16, with the 11:00 worship services being entirely 
conducted by lay persons. They extend an invitation 
to friends and members of the church to celebrate 
with them. Bring a picnic lunch and plan to eat 
around 12:30. The church also just concluded VBS 
with an average attendance of 55. After classes each 
morning, students were treated to special outings 
each afternoon, including trips to the Vance Birth- 
place and the Tweetsie Railroad. Mr. Martin will be 
accompanying the youth groups to Carowinds on 
Saturday, August 18. 

SYLVA - No news reported. 

TRINITY - No news reported. 

WAYNESVILLE - Pastor Billy Frank Woods 
reports his ministry at the church in England was a 
real blessing to him and his wife. He will give more 
details when he sends in a written news article about 
Ministry in England and Pulpit Exchange Oppor- 
tunities. 

WEAVERVILLE - There are several special 
dates to remember - Saturday, August 18 will be the 
annual church PICNIC. September 30 - October 5 
will be the EVANGELISTIC SERVICES with the 
Reverend Stephen Brown as featured speaker. 

WEST ASHEVILLE - On Sunday, August 26, 
pastor Howard Shockley will be participating in a 
'pulpit swap" sponsored by the West Asheville 
Ministerial Association. Also, the cross on top of the 
church, which was shot off by someone with a high- 
powered rifle, has been repaired and replaced. 
Reported by Rachel Sanders. 

WESTMINSTER - No news reported. 



Pastor . . . Need To Move? 
Pulpit Committee . . . Need Name? 



Face To Face Scheduled For 
Oct. 12-13 In Statesville 



Church congregations searching for a pastor, and PASTORS or OTHER 
CHURCH PROFESSIONALS looking to "Make a change" will want to 
SIGN UP for the Fall 1979 FACE TO FACE event. The Commission on the 
Minister and the Presbytery Exec's in the Synod of North Carolina and the 
Synod of the Virginias will be working with a special committee to make these 
series of interviews possible. The dates are October 12-13 and the head- 
quarters will be at Days Inn Motel in Statesville. The actual rooms for inter- 
viewing will be provided by Forest Park Presbyterian Church in Statesville. 
The plan calls for Thursday Oct. 11, 1979 Registration and distribution of 
packets containing short forms on churches searching for a pastor and short 
forms on ministers participating who are willing to consider a change, (be- 
tween 7-9 PM) On Friday Morning (Oct. 12) additional registration at the 
Motel and distribution of packets. Then at 10:00 a special worship and orien- 
tation program will be in the church sanctuary. The selection by Pastoral 
nominating committees of ministers they wish to interview. The Selection BY 
MINISTERS of churches whose Committees they would like to interview. 
After that the REGISTRATION DESK will make arrangements etc. After a 
break for lunch and possible meeting of presbytery groups with their commis- 
sion representative and Presbytery Exec the interviews will take place in 
designated rooms at the Motel. These interviews will continue Friday night 
until 10 PM and on Saturday until Noon. At 12 noon the closing convocation 
and evaluation will take place at the church. Each presbytery plans notify 
pastors and pulpit nominating committees of this event and encourage and 
facilitate their attendance. Each committee and pastor participant must make 
their own motel reservation by mailing in the FACE TO FACE card to FACE 
TO FACE —Drawer 129 Barium Springs, NC 28010. The Commission on 



ORDER NOW! ELDERS/DEACONS 
& PASTORS 

The 1 979-80 edition of the Book of Church Order will be available for order- 
ing August 1 . 

More than thirty changes have been made in the text, reflecting the actions 
of the 1 19th General Assembly in Kansas City. 

The annual publication and color change not only give you the latest rulings, 
but also eliminate irregular updates and make the current edition visually ob- 
vious. With the new white-covered Book of Church Order in hand, you will be 
"on your toes" as you "get to your feet" in any meeting at every level from 
Session to General Assembly. 

Often "required reading," the Book of Church Order is 

• a basic text for the pre-ordination examination of newly elected officers; 

• a tool for each member of the Session in carrying out the functions of his or 
her office,- 

• on invaluable library reference for the entire congregation. 

The Doctrines of the Church, the Rules of Discipline and the Directory for the 
Worship and Work of the Church are available for handy reference to every 
member of the church staff, officers and leaders. 



the Minister will receive and reproduce the short forms for Ministers and 
churches and forward them BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 1979. The Asheville 
Presbytery Commission and Exec will plan to hold a briefing session with all 
participants to a. advise them of what will take place b. of the dates, c. place 
d. secure their acceptance of the purposes and principles, and e. consider ap- 
propriate questions for the interviews. 

The Commission Representative and Exec, will want to be prepared to 
share needs/wants of EACH MINISTER/CHURCH from Asheville 
Presbytery during the Information Exchange... Information may be had by 
calling the Presbytery Office or the Commission on the Minister. 



August, 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




PETE GEORGE 
LEAVES ARDEN 



HAYESVILLE CHURCH 
HAS NEW LOOK! 



Asheville Presbytery will 'miss' our beloved Pete 
George. Pete has served Arden Church for the past 
seven years. He has contributed his outstanding 
leadership to various Presbytery committees. His ser- 
vice in youth camps and conferences has resulted in 
much growth for all of us. We pray for him special 
blessings as he leaves Arden church and seeks the 
Lord's will in his new work. We'll miss you, Pete! 
May God bless you and your family. 

THEME ANNOUNCED 

STEWARDSHIP 




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Till Christ shall dwell in human hearts 

LIVEWORKGIVE 

1980 Stewardship Chairman, Elder Rayburn 
Dean is asking each church to prepare their 1980 
Stewardship Brochure. The 4-court interpretation 
material will be distributed at the October Presbytery 
meeting. Each church will want to begin preparing 
their own folder as "part 4" of the package. Part 1 
will describe the various General Assembly programs 
and missionary activities; Part 2 will describe Synod- 
involved ministries; Part 3 will be the Asheville 
Presbytery folder outlining various 1980 planned 
Benevolence Asking Dollars for the Presbyterian 
Home; Montreat-Anderson College; the Christian 
Education Committee; the Mission Committee; the 
Administration Committee; the Church-Related 
Vocations Committee. The committed amounts for 
Budgeted Benevolences earmarked for General 
Assembly and Synod will be listed. 

NOTE: In addition to the Stewardship Program, 
churches also use this package as a "new member" 
promotion piece. 

"YOUR" OPINION IS 
REQUESTED 

The General Assembly's Office of Review and 
Evaluation is requesting information from the 
grassroots, through the people from throughout the 
Presbyterian Church, U.S., who would like help in 
evaluating the work of the General Assembly's agen- 
cies. "Each year, the General Assembly reviews its 
program functions and agencies to determine 
whether they should be continued, terminated, or 
changed," Richard Hutcheson, chairman of the of- 
fice, stated. 

The office welcomes any communications from in- 
terested persons in the church-at-large, regarding the 
functions under review. Written comments should go 
to the Office of Review and Evaluation, 341 Ponce de 
Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, and should 
be in by December 31, 1979. 



August, 1979 

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Hayesville Church has two new additions — a new 
sanctuary cross and new carpeting. The cross is of 
solid oak, handcrafted by Mr. Newell Crisp, one of 
the elders. The project was spearheaded by the 
Women of the Church, but involved all of the 
members of Hayesville. 



WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH NEWS 

by Terri Tagliarini 
WOC Reporter 

DISTRICT MEETINGS 

District meetings are for the training of local 
Women of the Church officers. Informed and in- 
spired officers can then lead their women construc- 
tively and enthusiastically. District meetings are also 
an opportunity of fellowship and sharing in praise to 
our Heavenly Father. Much work is being done by 
the District chairmen and host churches — let's don t 
disappoint them — bring all your women ! There will 
be something for everyone. Our theme this year is 
"Praise God in Worship." 

District # 1 

September 9, Swannanoa Presbyterian Church 
Registration 2:00 p.m. 
Program begins at 2:30 p.m. 

District # 2 

September 15, Canton Presbyterian Church 
Registration 2:00 p.m. 
Program begins at 2:30 p.m. 

District # 3 

September 22, Trinity Presbyterian in 

Hendersonville 
Registration 1:00 p.m. 
Program begins at 1:30 p.m. 

District # 4 

September 23, Hayesville Presbyterian Church 
Registration 2:00 p.m. 
Program begins at 2:30 p.m. 

NEWLY ELECTED PRESBYTERIAL 
OFFICERS FOR 1979-1981 

We are happy to announce the election and in- 
stallation of the following officers: 
President elect - Mrs. John Beegle 
Vice-president - Mrs. Warren Adams 
Recording Secretary - Mrs. Grace Munro 
Treasurer - Mrs. Diana Lawson 
Historian - Mrs. Newton Wilson 
Personal Faith and 

Family Life - Mrs. John Newton 
Leadership and Resources - Mrs. Jay Kneedler 
District 3 Chairman - Mrs. Bill Allison 
Montreat-Anderson College - Mrs. Jack Crawford 
Camp Little Pisgah - Mrs. Harold E. Minnick, Jr. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by 
Carlisle Hoyt 



At this time of the year with the change-over of 
many teachers, some of us come into the Church 
School as new teachers. Requests have been made 
over the Presbytery for teachers who feel so com- 
pletely new, that they need helps. Below is an outline 
designed for a basic teaching help. 

1. PERSONAL SPIRITUAL PREPARATION: 
Prayer for God's guidance in preparing the lesson 
and for a ready response on the part of the pupils. 
This is the most important phase of lesson plan- 
ning and is never to be omitted or neglected. 

2. AIMS OR OBJECTIVES: 

a. GENERAL: To be kept constantly before me 
for the unit or the quarter. 

b. SPECIFIC: To be accomplished in this 
lesson. 

3. TEACHING AIDS: The work of helpers, if any, 
and such materials as maps, posters, charts, 
models, books, pencils, pictures, magazine and 
newspaper clippings, etc. 

For Example: 

a. What aids shall I need to tell this story effec- 
tively? 

b. What materials shall I need for this special 
project? 

c. What materials shall I need for the 
dramatization of this incident. 

4. A LIST OF KEY QUESTIONS OR PROB- 
LEMS: These could be problems that the teacher 
wishes to sharpen for himself or questions to be 
asked of the pupils. There may be an occasional 
lesson with no use of a key question but this is 
likely to be very rare, and at least some questions 
should be prepared ahead of time. These are 
often worked into the outline of procedure. 

5. OUTLINE OF TEACHING PROCEDURE: 
This involves the development of the lesson for 
the day and the assignment of future work. 
Teachers will vary the time and place of the 
assignment in terms of personal preference and 
pupil needs. However, the importance of 
assignments cannot be over emphasized. 

a. Steps in teaching the lesson (to be worked out 
in detail). 

b. Assignment of future work: (1 ) general, to the 
group as a whole; (2) to individuals or com- 
mittees; (3) for the cooperation of parents. 
(The assignment should be made at the 
strategic time, be clear, and be designed to 
motivate pupil interest. ) 

6. TIME SCHEDULE: The number of minutes 
allotted to each item in the teaching outline 
should be carefully estimated. Don't try to cram 
everything in the magazine into one lesson plan; 
intentionally, more suggestions are given each 
week than any one person can use in an hour; so 
pick out what seem to you the most essential 
things that you can use in the time you have. 

7. EVALUATION OR SELF-CRITICISM: This 
comes, of course, after the lesson is taught, and 
consists of reflection on what happened. Discover 
your good points and weaknesses in the presenta- 
tion on each Sunday. Suggestions for improving 
your teaching should be jotted down as soon as 
possible; Sunday afternoon is not too soon, while 
items are fresh in your mind. 

Sell-evaluation Check List 

1. Did I accomplish my aim? 

2. Did I relate the teaching clearly to the pupils' 
everyday living? 

3. Did my introduction capture the pupils' atten- 
tion? 

4. Did my key questions arouse good conversation 
and discussion? 

5. Did I remember to call for any assignments or 
reports I had asked for? 

6. Did the pupils use their Bibles? 

7. Did I make home assignments and motivate them 
well? 

8. What have I learned, and what better ways will I 
use next week? 

Write or Telephone the Presbytery Christian 
Education Office for more helps. 40 Church St. - 3rd 
Floor - Asheville, NC. Phone 258-8143. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 1979 



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Alexander, Mr. R. David, Swannanoa — Mr. <$ 

Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, Asheville. 

Allison, Mr. James, Fairmont, Ind. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Howard Schmidt, Brevard. 

Averitt, Miss Helen — Hayesville Presbyterian 

Church, Hayesville. 

Barnett, Mrs. E.W., Sr.— Mr. <& Mrs. John R. 

Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Flatow, Mr. <$ Mrs. Enoch 

S. Blakely, Sr., Asheville. 

Burch, Mrs. W.B., Lake City, SC — Lawrence & 

Velma Blair, Hendersonville. 

Burke, Mrs. Fred A., Fort Lauderdale, FLA — 

Mr. <& Mrs. CO. Borland, Mrs. Dwight S. Bentley, 

The Ralph Rectors, Hendersonville. 

Cable, Mrs. Sue Gudger, Arden — Circled 2, 

First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Caregnato, Mr. Otto, Vineland, NJ — Mr. <$ Mrs. 

Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Cheek, Mr. Sam S., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. John 

S. Mountney, Asheville. 

Compton, Mr. James, Woodfin — Mr. & Mrs. F.R. 

Donoho, Asheville. 

Compton, Mr. Meryl A., Asheville — Mrs. 

Gaynelle Mastin, Asheville. 

Corey, Mr. Hamilton, Atlanta, GA — Mr. <$ Mrs. 

John S. Mountney, Asheville. 

Cox, Mr. Alvin, St. Matthews, SC— Mr. <S Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Davis, Mrs. Coleiran R., Montello, ARK— Mr. <S 

Mrs. James M. Coleman, Asheville. 

Dodd, Mr. Maxwell, Sr., Asheville — Mr. <$ Mrs. 

E.F. Pierce, Mr. Paul R. Ford, Asheville. 

Duckett, Mr. Elbert C— Mr. <$ Mrs. Clyde M. 

Guest, Asheville. Ms. Sara B. Austin, Arden. 

Edwards, Anne Price, Asheville — Mrs. Edwina 

M. Archer, Woman's Bible Class of First 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Ellenberger, Mr. E. Philip, Highland Park, ILL 

— Lois & Page Roth, Hendersonville. 

Gossett, Mr. Paul, Spartanburg, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Graham, Mrs. Lauraine — Mrs. G. Tostrud, 

Racine, WIS 

Griffin, Mr. Donald, Weaverville — Ada <$ Bryan 

D. Sheehan, Weaverville. 

Haste, Mrs. G.R., Alberquerque, New Mexico — 

Mrs. Faye R. Haynie, Asheville. 

Haynes, Mr. Nathaniel, Asheville — Mr. <& Mrs. 

Claude Holcombe, Candler. Mr. <S Mrs. Robert N. 

Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 

Henneman, Mrs. Claire, Brevard — Mrs. Peter 

Eberle, Brevard. Mr. Charles Muller, Brooklyn, 

NY. 

Hudler, Mrs. Laura Ball, Mt. Lebanon, PA — Mr. 

<& Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville. 

Hyer, Miss Violet, Weaverville — Ada <& Bryan D. 

Sheehan, Weaverville. 

Johnston, Mr. Thomas R., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. John R. Brown, Hendersonville. 

King, Mr. Clarence M., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. John R. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Lee, Mrs. Willis, Greenville, TN— Mrs. Olive T. 

Ellis, Fannie B. Pullium, Presbyterian Women of 

the Church, Andrews. 

Leonard, Mrs. John B., Lexington, NC— Mr. & 

Mrs. S.R. Perkins, Mr. <S Mrs. Walter S. Riddle, 

Mrs. Kelly D. Drum, Mrs. Earl Pitmon, Asheville. 

Mr. & Mrs. Guy H. White, Jr., Montreat. Mr. & 

Mrs. Arnold F. Plummer, Black Mountain. 

Marks, Mrs. Rose M., Sarver, PA— Mr. & Mrs. 

Enoch S. Blakely, Sr., Asheville. 



McClure, Mrs. Clyde, Walnut, NC— Queen Ann 

Brown, Asheville. 

McDowell, Mrs. Myrtle — Asbury Fellowship Class, 

Long's Methodist Church, Lake Junaluska. 

McNally, Mr. Robert A., Mt. Lebanon, PA— Mr. 

& Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville. 

Nesbitt, Rep. Mary C, Asheville— Mr. <& Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Nicholson, Mr. Andrew B., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Oberlin, Mrs. Willis P., Hendersonville— Mr. <& 

Mrs. Clarence E. Egeler, Hendersonville. 

Patheal, Mrs. Mai da J., Carbondale, ILL — Mrs. 

Helen C. Jensen, Andrews. 

Ponder, Mrs. Veatrice Train tham, Asheville — 

Mr. <S Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Preslar, Mr. Carter, M., Asheville — Mrs. C.B. 

Martin, Asheville. 

Quinlan, Mrs. Gertrude, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Gary Flatow, Asheville. 

Santos, Mr. Antone, Hendersonville — Mr. <S Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Shipman, Mr. Garfield, Zirconia, NC — Mr. <& 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Sn lathers, Mr. & Mrs. C. Underwood, Canton — 

Mr. <& Mrs. R.B. Patterson, Canton. 

Smathers, Mrs. Myrtle Ammons, Canton — Mr. <$ 

Mrs. George H. Trostel, Mr. <S Mrs. E.S. Mathis 

Emma McNair Bible Class, Mr. <S Mrs. A.J. Car 

roll, Mr. & Mrs. E.S. Mathis, Mr. & Mrs. Don C 

Scroggs, Miss Mary Gillis, Carolina Cloggers, Mr. & 

Mrs. F.E. Shull, Canton. Evelyn & Glenn Robin 

son, Candler. Mrs. Alice G. McDowell, Weaverville 

Mr. & Mrs. James Sheffield, Anne Hyde, Jan Orr 

Waynesville. 

Stepp, Mrs. J.H., Dana — Mrs. Charles C. Oates 

Helen W. Williams, Dana. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Gar 

ren, Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Stoltenberg, Mrs. Frieda, Fargo, FLA — Mr. <$ 

Mrs. John A. Schweitzer, Fargo, FLA. 

Streetman, Mr. Fred W., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Swann, Mrs. Bonnie D., Asheville — The Charles 

McDarris Family, Waynesville. 

Thomas, Mr. Marion C, Greenville, SC — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Dr. 

a Mrs. Leonard Barber, Velma <3 Lawrence Blair, 

Mr. <S Mrs. Fred Suddath, Margaret H. Massagee, 

Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Thompson, Mrs. James — Betty & Hink Ausband, 

Asheville. 

Townsend, Mr. Howard W., Waynesville — Mr. & 

Mrs. J.F. Ay cock, Brevard. 

Walker, Mr. T. Leon, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

John S. Mountney, Mr. <$ Mrs. Gary Flatow, 

Asheville. Mr. <$ Mrs. Robert L. Rhinehart, 

Burnesville. 

Watkins, Mrs. Sally, Asheville — Mr. <$ Mrs. Gary 

G. Flatow, Asheville. 

Webb, Mrs. R. Stanford, Asheville— Mrs. R. 

Alexander White, Asheville. 

West, Mr. Wayne, Greenville, SC — Hayesville 

Presbyterian Church, Hayesville, NC. 

Wilson, Mr. C.L., Etowah— Ms. Alice Todd, Mrs. 

John Sennett, Ms. Vera Green, Gene & Jeanne 

Usher, Hendersonville. Mr. <& Mrs. Charles C. 

Oates, Dana. 

Wilson, Mr. Clarence, Hendersonville — The 

Ralph Rectors, Hendersonville. 

Wooldridge, Mr. Edward D., Hendersonville — 

Dr. <$ Mrs. Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 

Worley, Mr. Gudger S., Waynesville — Jack B. <$ 

Nellie McCracken, Waynesville. Charles <$ Nancy 

Mayberry, Lake Junaluska. 



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•Who was from 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to 
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correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 

Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N.C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 
Telephone: 258-8143 

•Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, Anniversary, etc.) give details for 
acknowledgement . 



Dear 
Abby 



Abigail Van Buren 




DEAR ABBY: In a recent letter from 
one who signed himself "Reverend L. W. 
Van Dellen," you replied, "Dear Rever- 
end Van Dellen." 

Abby, "Reverend" is not a title like 
"Doctor" or "Rabbi" or "Father." It is an 
adjective descriptive of character— not an 
office. 

The World Almanac puts it this way: 
"A clergyman should never be referred to 
as "a Reverend," or addressed as "Rever- 
end Blank." 

"Reverend should be used only as 
"Honorable" is used. It is "The Reverend 
Mr. Blank," or "The Reverend Dr. 
Blank," but never "Reverend Blank." 

Please, Abby, never address a clergy- 
man as "Reverend Anybody." It's simply 
not done. -YOUR FAITHFUL FAN IN 
L. A. 

DEAR FAITHFUL: Ten whacks for 
me with a stack of Presbyterian Outlooks, 
from whence came this appropriate jin- 
gle: 

"There is a certain fellow 

Who makes me want to burst, 

He never fails to hail me with, 
'Hello, Reverend Hurst. ' 

aj vWG vt*l7l(jS TTtarCC vOn Syni-OX, 

This one is the first, 
When some guy introduces me with, 

'This is Reverend Hurst" 
As just a common 'Mister' 

I'd acknowledge him to durst; 
But I would like to punch the man 

Who calls me 'Reverend Hurst. '" 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME NEWS 

The children from first grade up to 8th grade had a 
great time at the VBS held at Swannanoa 
Presbyterian church. There were about fifty students 
enrolled and twenty-one of these were from the 
Home. Also, several of the older girls at the Home 
worked as teachers and assistants. The classes were 
held in the morning, and then the youngsters came to 
the Home for their noon meal. Following this a 
special activity was planned. All the VBS par- 
ticipants went swimming on Monday, to the Nature 
Center on Tuesday, and to Vance Birthplace for a 
picnic and tour on Thursday. The closing program 
was held on Sunday morning during the Sunday 
School hour. 

On Saturday, Aug. 11, all the children from the 
Home who wished and those who had attended the 
VBS went to Tweetsie Railroad for the day. Rev. 
Martin drove the Home bus, and a picnic was plan- 
ned for the amusement park. Despite heavy rains at 
times, all those who attended thoroughly enjoyed 
themselves. 

On Aug. 8, the home children and staff were the 
guests of Canton Presbyterian Church for the annual 
swim at the Canton pool followed by a picnic at the 
Canton Park. It was a most enjoyable day. 

Aug. 18, the Junior and Senior High young people 
went to Carowinds amusement park for the entire 
day. This was one of the highlights of the summer for 
them. 

School has started for our students, attending 
Black Mountain schools and Owen High School. 
School shopping has been completed and we want to 
thank all of those in the Presbytery who make it 
possible for us to get our children ready to go back to 
school. Despite some protests to the contrary they are 
glad to get back into the school routine. 







Our Mountain Work 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



SINCE 1910 






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Vol. LXXXII No. 9 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions QuuUP! 1979 



PRESBYTERY AT OAK FOREST OCTOBER 9TH 

Communion Service planned for event! 



Oak Forest Church, nestled in the rolling hills near Asheville 
at 880 Sandhill Road will be the host for the Fall 1979 meeting 
of Asheville Presbytery. A special communion service is 
planned. Host Pastor Dent Davis will lead in worship, assisted 
by the Session. Hendersonville First Presbyterian Pastor Bob 
Henderson will participate in serving the Lord's Supper with 
Pastor Davis. The Moderator's Committee planned the 
meeting agenda for final adoption at the beginning of the 
Court meeting on October 9, 1979. Several ministers of other 
presbyteries, are expected to be examined by the Court for 
reception into Asheville Presbytery. The Commission on the 
Minister and the Examinations Committee will be in charge of 
this part of the meeting. Moderator Ed Graham will call the 

Praise Our God: District 
Meeting Theme 

by Lou Wynne 

New District 2 did meet Saturday, September 15 at 2:30 
p.m. at Canton Presbyterian Church with registration and cof- 
fee at 2:00 p.m. Mary Davidson and Lou Wynne of Oak Forest 
are District Two Chairwomen. Oh! it was good to hear Maie 
Minnick, Presbytery President, speak on the theme, Praise Our 
God, and now we feel ready to plunge into our year's study. 

The help-shops included one for young women (career, 
mothers, wives) and one for widowed and retired women. Help- 
ing in the help-shops will be our presidents: Jimmy Patterson of 
Canton, Ruby Daniels of Waynesville, Maude Hudson of Oak 
Forest (doing Mature Years, Pains and Pleasures), Virginia 
Robinson of Malvern Hills, Betty Neighbors of West Asheville, 
Lynette Harris of Grace Covenant, and Sandra Tweed and 
Janet Bishop of Weaverville (both doing Young Women, Time- 
ly Topics). 

Ivy Park, Dillingham, Brittian's Cove, and Bethel (H) are 
also included in the churches of District 2. The Canton ladies 
outdid themselves in showing hospitality, lead by Mrs. Jimmie 
Patterson. Of course, we were ready to Praise God with Marion 
Beegle and worship at the end. She is President-elect for the 
Women of the Presbytery and from Cullowhee. 



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meeting to order at 9 AM on Tuesday. Reports from the 
Church Related Vocations Committee, the Christian Educa- 
tion Committee, the Mission Committee and the Administra- 
tion Committee are planned. The Candidates Committee will 
present a special report giving the names of all Candidates for 
the Gospel Ministry under the care of Asheville Presbytery; 
their progress in education; the institution each is attending, or 
the reason any Candidate is not in some school or seminary 
together with recommendations that may seem wise touching 
one or more of the Candidates. Stewardship Chairman 
Rayburn Dean will make special announcements regarding 
each church distribution for the 1980 Stewardship 4-court in- 
terpretation brochure. Several reports are planned for institu- 
tions and special ministeries. ___ ==-5w&= __ 



PROTESTANT 
HOUR SPEAKERS 

Presbyterian speakers and music will be featured in the Prot- 
estant Hour during the three month period between Sept. 16 
and Dec. 2. 

Those interested in watching the Presbyterian Series should 
check their local schedules of radio stations for the hour. The 
series will be based on the Book of Mark and music will be by 
the Chancel Choir of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church 
in Dallas, Texas. 

The speakers will include the Revs. Ezekiel Bell, pastor of 

Parkway Gardens Presbyterian, Memphis, Tenn.; Joanna H. 

Bos, assistant professor of Old Testament at Louisville 

Presbyterian Theological Seminary; W. Frank Harrington, 

pastor of Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Ga. ; Rachel 

Henderlite, professor emerita at Austin Presbyterian 

Theological Seminary. 

Continued on page 3 

ANDERSON HOLDS 
WORSHIP SERVICES for 
CHURCH of Scotland 

The Rev William R. 
Anderson left for three 
week stay in Nassau, 
Bahamas recently. 
Anderson was invited 
by the St Andrew's 
Presbyterian Kirk to 
serve as their senior 
pastor for the four 
Sundays in September. 
He plans special wor- 
ship services for morn- Rev William R Anderson 
ing and evenings at the historic old church. Anderson noted 
that he and the Presbytery staff had pre-planned much of the 
work of Asheville Presbytery during his absence. Miss Edith 
Sollmann and Miss Carlisle Hoyt have "... everything well in 
hand," he said. Anderson will be taking his vacation and will 
return on October 1. Carlisle Hoyt will be "Guest Editor" for 
the September issue of Our Mountain Work. 




Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1979 



Boat People "Dock 
in Brevard 




Luong Family Portrait 

WOMEN OF THE 

PRESBYTERY 
FALL RETREAT 

The Fall Retreat for the Women of the 
Church of the Presbytery of Asheville will be on 
October 12 & 13, at Montreat -Anderson Col- 
lege, Montreat from 4:30 p.m. when registra- 
tion begins until after lunch on Saturday. With 
only $1.00 cost for registration and $13.00 more 
for 3 meals, lodging and linens, we expect to see 
you all there. We will look for you along the way 
running, riding or walking, to get there early. 

Mail your $1.00 into Mrs. Margaret Baker, 
PO Box 6904, Asheville, 28806 (phone 
252-2309) by October 8. Mrs. Donald Hoke 
(Martha) will be the speaker and Bible leader. 

ANDREWS ELDER 
MEMORIALIZED 

THE SESSION OF THE ANDREWS PRES 
BYTERIAN CHURCH, at the stated August 
meeting, Tuesday, August 21, 1979, 
memorialized Ruling Elder Charles F. Delaney. 
Elder Delaney, 71, an alumnus of King College, 
went to be forever with the Lord on August 15, 
1979. 

For years Elder Delaney had served his Lord 
as a ruling elder, clerk of session, and 
superintendent/treasurer of the Sunday School, 
Andrews Presbyterian Church. He also has serv- 
ed on various committees in Asheville 
Presbytery. 

Elder Delaney, a veteran of World War II, 
was an insurance representative with Wachovia 
Bank prior to his retirement in 1975. He leaves 
his wife, Mary, and one son, Charles F. 
Delaney, Jr., a hospital pharmacist in Winston 
Salem. 

Signed, Wayne H. Davis, pastor and moderator 



MUSIC ASSISTANT 

AT GRACE 

COVENANT 

Rick Bowers, a student at Mars Hill College, 
will become a full-time music assistant in the 
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church as of this 
fall and through December. He is a candidate 
for the ministry under the care of Asheville 
Presbytery and will plan to enter seminary next 
fall. 



Inflation and rising gas prices are topics of 
news today, except in Brevard where plans have 
been underway for months to welcome the 
Luongs, Vietnamese refugees. 

The Luongs, their four children and his 
mother arrived in July with all their worldly 
possessions in hand. Through the efforts of our 
Steering Committee headed by Dr. Howard 
Boyd, the Luongs were settled into a completely 
furnished home. The response from the con- 
gregation was fantastic as linens, clothes, 
dishes, furniture and toys were collected. 
Members unable to donate items, donated 
money to assist the family. The Steering Com- 
mittee is in the process of locating full-time 
employment for Mr. Luong, who is presently 
employed part-time. 

Since the Luongs speak Cantonese, Mrs. Amy 
Chu of the Magic Wok in Hendersonville has 
been most helpful as an interpreter. The 
Luongs are involved in an extensive language 
program and communication consists of very lit- 
tle English and a lot of "sign language". Our 
prayers have been answered and a dream has 
become a reality. 

NEW BOOKS 
FOR STUDY 

Church Studies on the Holy Spirit is a 
collection of recent studies gleaned from 
Presbyterian Church courts in the United 
States, Canada, and Scotland. Compiled 
by the Council on Theology and Culture, 
this collection was recommended by the 
11 7th General Assembly for study by 
members of PCUS. 

Dr. Robert Bullock, widely known 
minister, teacher, and author has prepared 
an excellent Study Guide/ Workbook to ac- 
company Church Studies in the Holy 
Spirit. Designed for use in small groups, or 
by individuals, the guide offers numerous 
practical suggestions and insights, along 
with invitation to serious Bible study for in- 
depth inquiry into the Person and Work of 
the Holy Spirit. 

Church Studies on the Holy Spirit and 
the Study Guide/Workbook are excellent 
for use in church school classes, retreats, 
church officer development courses, and 
special interest study groups. Order 
enough copies for one per person from: 
Materials Distribution Services, 341 Ponce 
de Leon Ave., N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 

From Gospel Light here are 17 Bible 
Book Studies for Adults that provide learn- 
ing for life. Adults are the key to the 
ministry of your church. Singles, couples, 
parents, professionals, laborers, 
homemakers - these are your leaders, 
teachers and servants. Their lives and deci- 
sions shape the impact of your witness to 
the community and the world. Gospel 
Light's Living Word Curriculum provides 
adults with opportunities for exploring 
Gods Word together, and sharing the life- 
changing experience of Bible learning and 
spiritual growth. Order from: Gospel Light 
Education Division, P.O. Box 180, Glen- 
dale, Ca. 91209. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

by Carlisle Hoyt 

Last month you saw a basic teaching sheet for 
help, this month we want to include a specific 
guide for the kindergarten group planning: 

Agenda for Kindergarten Group Planning 

Scripture and Prayer - brief 

Use suggestions for inspiration for workers in 

leaders guide. This may encourage all the 

workers to use them faithfully. 
Announcements — such as Rally Day plans 
Unit Planning 

Ask for Unit Title and Purpose 

Special Projects or Activities for unit 

Any resources or audio-visuals for unit 
Session Planning for each session 

Title 

Story and Verse 

Songs and Music 

How does each contribute to the purpose? 

Each worker is to be familiar with all of 

these. 
Assignment of Jobs 

Greeter 

Picture and book center 

Block and truck center 

Housekeeping center 

Art or creative center 

Music 

Lead teacher 
Secretary 
Period of special subjects or problems 



Preparing for the Departmental Meeting 

Superintendent of Department will assign dif- 
ferent ones to bring in reports on: 

Special projects or activities 

Resources and audio-visuals 

Music and songs or rythmes 

Stories and Bible verses 
These will be gotten from the Kindergarten 
Leader's Guide and the Superintendent will call 
for them during the meeting. 

During the meeting the Superintendent will 
assign the jobs and centers for the unit. 



Those who should attend the Departmental 

Meeting 

Kindergarten Superintendent 
All kindergarten workers, including 
baby-sitter and substitutes 
Parent Sponsors for the unit. 



SUGGESTED SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY 
MORNING 

9:45 Learning Centers 
10:10 Clean-up Time 
*10:15 Talk-It-Over-Time 
10:45 Closing 

*(In circle for singing, story, verses, prayer and 
discussion.) 

OAK FOREST 
NEWS ITEM 

Oak Forest Church celebrated Rally Day, 
September 9, Sunday with a special program, 
red balloons and a picnic to follow. On 
September 16, the Women of the Church had a 
craft celebration called "Show and Tell". 



October 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



SPEAKERS 

Continued from page 1 

Others include the Revs. Wellford Hobbie, 
professor of Homiletics at Union Theological 
Seminary in Va.; Jack Martin Maxwell, presi- 
dent of Austin Seminary; Robert H. Meneilly, 
Village United Presbyterian Church in Prairie 
Village, Kan.; J. Will Ormond, professor of 
Biblical Exposition at Columbia Theological 
Seminary; Hariett Joan Otten, Lebanon 
Presbyterian in Greenwood, Va.; Bruce Robert- 
son, First Presbyterian, Tallahassee, Fla.; E. 
Douglas Vaughan, Jr., St. Giles Presbyterian, 
Raleigh, N.C. and Lamar Williamson, Jr., pro- 
fessor of Biblical Studies at the Presbyterian 
School of Christian Education. 

BLACK MOUNTAIN 

NEWS 

On September 16 at a family night sup- 
per, the entire congregation participated 
in what was called "Operation Unfreeze." 
The purpose was to gather information 
from one another in small groups to enable 
the congregation to identify common goals 
and objectives. This activity takes seriously 
the biblical doctrine of the "priesthood of 
all believers" and the conviction that the 
Holy Spirit calls a congregation for a par- 
ticular mission. 

The Commitment Committee, Mr. Ted 
Minnick, chairman, is in charge of 
"Operation Unfreeze." 



The congregation is still looking forward 
to receiving our refugee family. Plans are 
being made regarding housing, finances, 
house furnishings, food and clothing, 
health care, education, job, etc. Mrs. 
Elinor Woods and Mr. Wilson McMakin 
are co-chairmen of this project with 
members of the Witness and Service Com- 
mittees also helping, as well as members- 
at-large from the congregation. 



Mr. Ted Crist, organist at our Church, 
left for Westminster Choir College where 
he will be working towards a Master's 
Degree in Church music with a concentra- 
tion in Organ Performance. Ted has been 
organist off and on since 1968, and on a 
permanent basis since 1974. 



HAYESVILLE 
HAPPENINGS 

A Family Night Supper at Hayesville was 
recently held to honor Norma and Ian 
Mclver who served this church last sum- 
mer. Through their love and work, they 
have endeared themselves to the congrega- 
tion and have continued close ties with the 
people. 

A recent addition to the church is sixty 
new Presbyterian Hymnals given by Mr. 
Bill Bradley. The hymnals were dedicated 
at the Worship Service on Sunday, 
September 2, 11 o'clock. 



CULLOWHEE 
CHURCH NEWS 

Cullowhee has many things going on at 
this time to be excited about. First the 
students are back on campus and the Stu- 
dent program got under way right away. 
There were three introductory events to ac- 
quaint them with the center: an informal 
reception on the first Sunday night they 
were present, hot dogs and cokes the next 
Tuesday night, and finally an open house 
on the following Tuesday. There were fif- 
ty, sixty and one hundred thirty students at 
the respective events. This has now settled 
down to about fifty committed students on 
a regular basis and many more at Sunday 
worship and on special events, such as tub- 
ing, volley ball, etc. The members are ex- 
cited about the work here and look forward 
to a great year. 

The Church has received six new 
members and the sanctuary is full each 
Sunday. The adult Sunday school class had 
thirty members this last Sunday. 
Cullowhee is grateful to the Presbytery for 
all the help it has received in making the 
building a reality and the growth which 
followed. 

Mrs. Henry Leigh (Lena) was presented 
with an Honorary Life Membership in the 
Women of the Church on Sunday, 
September 9. 

MOUNTAIN 

RETREAT 
EXECUTIVE 

DIRECTOR 

MONTREAT, Sept. 7 (PN)-An official ser- 
vice of installation was held Sunday, Sept. 16 for 
the Rev. Samuel Rainey Hope as new executive 
director of the Mountain Retreat Association 
here. 

Invitations went out for the event which was 
scheduled in the Convocation Hall of the 
Assembly Inn at 8 p.m. A reception followed in 
the lobby of the Assembly Inn. 

MINISTER 
HOSPITALIZED 

Rev. Jerry G. Robinson, Minister of Brevard - 
Davidson River Presbyterian Church is current- 
ly recuperating in Memorial Mission Hospital, 
Asheville. Mr. Robinson underwent extensive 
rib surgery on Monday, September 10, 1979. 
Please keep him in your prayers. (Note: He 
returned home Sept. 14.) 

CALL TO PRAYER 

The Rev. Albert C. Winn, moderator of the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 
the U.S., following Assembly instructions, has 
set Oct. 21 as a Special Day of Prayer. 

He is calling the church to prayer for world 
peace "and specifically for guidance regarding 
the SALT II treaty." 

The specific Sunday was picked since the 
planning calendar lists it as World Order and 
Peace Sunday with the beginning of United Na- 
tions week. 

The Rev. James Andrews, stated clerk, called 
upon the General Assembly Mission Board to 
help bring the day of prayer to the attention of 
the whole church. 



Presbyterian 
Home News 




Chris Pace 




Paul Adams 

Ronnie Spillars is playing football in the 
Black Mountain sports program this fall. A 
sixth grader, he plays linebacker. 
Cheerleaders for the team, from the Home 
include: Rachel Spillars, Sheila Spillars, 
Melissa Hunter, Jody Adams, and Betty 
Owen. 

The Home children were the guests of 
the Asheville Elks for their annual 
Children's Day picnic at Recreation Park. 
Besides riding the rides, they also were 
treated to lunch. This has become an an- 
nual event of several years. 

Also, Sept. 8, the ministers and their 
wives from the Asheville Presbytery held 
their annual picnic at the Home's grounds. 
We always enjoy having them. 

The First Presbyterian Church of 
Hendersonville held their annual picnic for 
the children on September 16. We always 
enjoy having them. They supply the picnic 
for us, plus a devotional time and singing. 
It's a great opportunity for them to meet 
our youngsters and for our children to 
meet some of those who help to sponsor 
them. 

The Home will be celebrating its 75th 
anniversary on November 18. That is the 
date of the annual Open House. We hope 
that there will be a large turnout to visit 
the Home and to help celebrate with us. 
Please plan to attend. 

September 16 the children of the Home 
joined in the annual Homecoming at the 
Swannanoa Presbyterian Church. This is 
their 185th birthday. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1979 



Mtttwrinl (Stftu 

Barnett, Mrs. E.W., Columbia, SC — Mrs. 
L.H. McKay, Flat Rock. 

Bradfield, Mr. Alec, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas Hunter, Hendersonville. 
Carbine, Miss Rachael — Mrs. H.T. McMillan, 
Charlotte. 

Caster, Mr. Grover, Hendersonville — Lois & 
Page Roth, Hendersonville. 
Collison, Mr. Frank J., Columbia, KY — Mr. 
& Mrs. John Mountney, Asheville. 
Compton, Mr. Meryl A., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. Austin Emory, Mr. & Mrs. J. Albert 
Emory, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. 
M. Graham Price, Mrs. Dorothy H. Clark, Mr. 
& Mrs. Wayne Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Mat- 
thews, Jr., West Asheville Lodge #665, A.F. & 
A.M., Asheville, Circle #1, Shumate Taylor Bi- 
ble Class, Women of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. Mrs. Robert 
M. Felkel, Leicester. 

Delaney, Mr. Charles F., Andrews — Mildred 
B. Ray, Frances B. Pullium, Andrews. 
Dodd, Mr. Maxwell, Sr., Asheville — Malvern 
Hills Presbyterian Church, Women of Malvern 
Hills Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Fraley, Mr. Edward, Gaffney, SC— Mrs. Rush 
G. Allison, Brevard. 

Gamble, Mr. Ernest W., Salisbury — Mr. & 
Mrs. Paul R. Ford, Women of Malvern Hills 
Church, Asheville. 

Harrell, Mrs. Mary, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
F.R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Henry, Mrs. Ozmer, Sr., Lumberton, NC — 
Mrs. C.D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 
Heuser, Mrs. Betty, Evanston, ILL — Mr. & 
Mrs. E.S. Schmeling, Asheville. 
Hoffman, Mrs. Dorothy, Hendersonville — 
The Ladies Auxiliary of BPOE, The Alumni 
Club, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Florence 
H. Burgoon, John & Beulah Griswold, Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hunter, Mr. 
& Mrs. Alec Bradfield, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Allan Zacher, Clayton, MO. 
Howard, Mr. Frank G., Arden — Mr. & Mrs. 
W.T. Harris, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. M.A. Todd 
& David, Asheville. Fellowship Sunday School 
Class, Arden Presbyterian Church, Arden. 
Jacokes, Dr. J.W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
H.J. Runnion, Fletcher. 

Johnson, Mr. Vernon, Hendersonville — Mr. 
Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. BIRTHDAY 
MEMORIAL. 

Keith, Bessie Smith, Hampton, VA — Mr. & 
Mrs. Jack W. Keith, Asheville. 
Ketner, Mr. Charles, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Lowder, Mrs. S. Ray, Lincolnton, NC — Mr. 
& Mrs. L.C. Poor, Brevard. 
Ludlam, Mrs. Betty, Weaverville — Mr. & 
Mrs. F.R. Donoho, Asheville. 
Mackey, Mr. Logan Burgin, Weaverville — 
C.T. & Jonnie Palat, Graham & Nancy Price, 



Asheville. Mrs. Willie Peeke, Mrs. E.L. Curtis, 
Robert Curtis, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Circle 
#5 of Weaverville Presbyterian Church, 
Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Walter L. McKay, 
Troutdale, Oregon. 

Mc Far land, Mr. Robert, Columbus, NC — Dr. 
& Mrs. Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 
McQuirt, Mr. Sam, Monroe, NC — Mrs. L.H. 
McKay, Flat Fock. 

Mills, Mrs. R.B., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. John 
Mountney, Asheville. 

Moench, Mrs. William A., Hendersonville — 
Mrs. Walter Pike, Hendersonville. 
Moore, Mrs. Josephine Morgan, Asheville — 
Mr. & Mrs. John S. Mountney, Asheville. 
Payne, Mr. Wayne, Marshall — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert Tweed, Asheville. 

Pinkerton, Robby, Hollywood, FLA — Sara & 
Bill Austin, Arden. 

Powell, Mr. Lawrence, Highlands — Mr. & 
Mrs. Horace Nolen, Franklin. 
Raymer, Mrs. P.M., Asheville — Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Ethel V. Mor- 
ris, Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Robinson, Mrs. J.B. 
Bigham, Asheville. 

Rushin, Mrs., Atlanta, GA — Dr. & Mrs. Paul 
Hill, Flat Rock. 

Simpson, Mr. Joseph, Whitmire, SC — Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Phillip Cocke, Waynesville. 
Simpson, Mr. Joseph B., Jr., Salisbury — 
Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
Mr. & Mrs. John Mountney, Asheville. 
Smathers, Mrs. Underwood, Canton — Mrs. 
Ethel Kearse, Canton. Mrs. Helma C. Palen, 
Clyde. 

Smathers, Mr. & Mrs. Underwood, Canton — 
George Michael Trostell II, Canton. 
Streetman, Mr. Fred W., Hendersonville — 
Ethel Ratchford, Mary Ratchford, Henderson- 
ville. 

Thomas, Mr. Marion, Greenville, SC — Mrs. 
L.H. McKay, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, 
Mrs. Lawrence A. Blair, Sr., Larry & Joan 
Blair, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Henry 
Stewart, Atlanta, GA. 

Todd, Mrs. Frances M., Webster, NC — 
Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Arthur B. Painter, Mr. & Mrs. Henry F. 
Green, Fred & Helen Hooper, Mr. & Mrs. Mar- 
tin Cunningham, Mr. & Mrs. A.H. Bryson, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson, Sylva. Mrs. L.H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

Walker, Mr. T. Leon, Asheville — Mrs. 
Robert Collins, Asheville. 

Weaver, Mr. James Lowry, Waynesville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Clyde Duckett, Asheville. Mrs. Verna 
Huley, Mrs. Mary Wilkerson, Mrs. Dot Knight, 
Mrs. Ruth Anne McClure, Waynesville. 
Whitmire, Mr. Rush W., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, Bob & Jean Demp- 
sey, Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Miss Ann Foster 
Devlin, Mr. James Devlin, Mrs. L. Dale Thrash, 
Mrs. Candler Morgan, Mrs. Dorothy Gaddy, 
The Merrick Family, Martha June Lamb, 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 
"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed Is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 

Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, Anniversary, etc.) give details for acknowledge- 
ment. 
Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Ladies Bible Class of the Oak Forest 

Presbyterian Church, Mrs. RolandJ. Whitmire, 

Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. F.A. Plummer, Black 

Mountain. 

Wilson, Mr. C.L., Sr., Etowah— Mrs. Nell M. 

Dotson, Hendersonville. 

Wuestefeld, Mrs. Edith, Dover, IND — Mr. & 

Mrs. Wayne Seppanen, Hendersonville. 

MARK YOUR 
CALENDAR! 

Ministers and Wives luncheon, October 16, 
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. Hallmark Cafeteria, 
Tunnel Rd., Asheville - Program by Rev. 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hopper of Korea. 

Junior High Rally - November 2 & 3, Friday and 
Saturday - Assembly Inn, Montreat. 
Registration: Send to Mrs. Jack Crawford, 
100 Sunrise Ter., Black Mountain 28711 - 
Total cost is $16.00. 

Leadership Event Asheville Presbytery - Octo- 
ber 27, Saturday - "Our Presbyterian 
Heritage." 

Men of the Church of Asheville Presbytery - Re- 
member your meeting on October 18, 
Thursday, Presbyterian Home for Children 
for supper, and program afterward by Rev. 
James Andrews, Stated Clerk of GAMB. 



WEST ASHEVILLE CHURCH 
MEMBER PLANS OVERSEAS 
MINISTRY 

Phillip Baron, son of 
Elliott and Jo Baron, 
has just returned 
from Staff Training 
with the Campus 
Crusade for Christ 
International. He is 
a member of the 
West Asheville 
church, and a recent 
graduate of NCSU 
with a degree in 
Business Management and Economics. He is now on 
staff with the Campus Crusade for Christ. He will be 
leaving September 22 for California, where he will 
receive intensive training for work overseas. In 
January, Phillip will leave for Asia, and plans to 
work there as an international field staff member for 
two to three years. 



MINISTERS CHILDREN 
WED 

Samuel Parks and Elizabeth Carlton were 
married on Saturday, September 1, at the Dill- 
ingham Presbyterian Church of Barnardsville. 
Sammy is the son of Rev. & Mrs. David Parks, 
minister of Lakey Gap Presbyterian Church, 
and Elizabeth is the daughter of Rev. & Mrs. 
Daniel Carlton, minister of Dillingham 
Presbyterian Church. Both the bride and groom 
attended Montreat-Anderson College, Asheville 
Presbytery's institution. 



OCTOBER 1979 

Entered as second-class mail October 1979, at the Postoffice at 
Asheville, N.C., under the act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Postage 
paid at Asheville, N.C. 28802. 




Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks 
above) Telephone: (704) 258-8143 



Published Monthly At Asheville, N.C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, 

40 Church Street - - - - Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson Editor 

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Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 101O 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



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75th Anniversary at 
Presbyterian Home 

Gala Program will take place 2-5 p.m. Sun. Nov. 18 



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A big event in the life of many from the Western North Carolina Area 
will be noted at the special THANKSGIVING activities planned for 
everyone at PRESBYTERIAN HOME. Sunday afternoon will mark the 
75th anniversary of the home founded Jan 4, 1904. The Home was first 
begun as a Christian work in Asheville Presbytery. Dr. Henry Dendy is 
the chairman of the Board of Trustees. He has been associated with the 
work of the home since 1922. Miss Melane Hyatt (a 3rd year law student 
at Chapel Hill) will assist during the presentation of a Picture of Dr and 
Mrs Dendy at 3PM. All ministers of Asheville Presbytery are receiving a 
special invitation to special seating for this event in the gymnasium. 
Members of the board of trustees have been planning this special event 
for many months. All churches and friends of the home are urged to at- 
tend this special event. Director of the Home Donald McKenzie will be 
the master of ceremonies and be on hand to give official greetings to all. 



COMING EVENTS!!! 



JUNIOR HIGH RETREAT— Nov 2-3 

2 speakers Mrs. Joann Ellington Housing at- ASSEMBLY INN-Montreat. 
Registration Fee |16.00 per person includes room & meals. Contact: Mrs. 
Crawford - 100 Sunset Drive, Blk. Mtn., NC Phone 704 669-2630 

SENIOR HIGH RETREAT— Dec 7-9 

Begins 4:30 PM on Fri with registration and ends on Sunday after lunch. 
Housing at WINDY GAP CAMP-Weaverville. Registration Fee $36.00 per per- 
son includes room & meals. Speaker - Former disc jockey Stephen Brown. Con- 
cert by Gerry Limpic T.V. personality and popular Christian entertainer. Con- 
tact: Your pastor or Steve Chastain at 134 Hickory Ct-Arden NC Phone 704 
684-9449 

PRESBYTERIAN MINISTERS & WIVES LUNCH - Nov 20 

Special program after luncheon at Hall Mark Cafeteria in Innsbrook Mall. No 
reservations needed. Call Secretary for information: Molly Secrest 123 
Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC 704 253-2644 

PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE SEMINAR - Oct 27 

Leadership training in several areas of interest for entire congregation. Topics 
include: Church History, Doctrine Church Governance, Worship & Mission. 
Registration information: at the Presbytery office or Lynn Lolman at 
Presbyterian Home. 

MINISTRY WITH CHILDREN CONFERENCE - Nov 6-9 

Emphasized by Christian Education Committee of Asheville Presbytery. This 
is a continuing Education Event at Presbyterian School of Christian Education. 
Registration Fee: $45.00 + approx $50 meals & room. Contact Carlisle Hoyt at 
Presbytery Office or P.S.C.E. 1205 Palmyra Ave, Richmond, VA 23227 

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This paper salutes the work of Supt McKenzie. A dedicated Christian 
leader, Mr. McKenzie has literally been "Big-Daddy" to hundreds of 
young children ... who now love and respect him as really the "... only 
father they have!!" Come ... join all the presbytery in giving THANKS 
for this wonderful ministry of CHILD CARE. Let's all give Mr. McKen- 
zie a "... warm thankful and loving greeting" on that day. 

GOOD ATTENDANCE AT FALL 
1979 PRESBYTERY 

Ed Renegar accepts call to Mills River Church and Ian Mclver accepts 
call to be associate at First Presbyterian Hendersonville 

The Asheville Presbytery met for the Fall session at Oak Forest 
Presbyterian Church. The service began with worship. Host pastor, the 
Rev Dent Davis preached and was assisted in the communion service by 
The Rev Robert Henderson of Hendersonville First Presbyterian. The 
Rev David Parks, Chairman of the Commission on the Minister 
presented Ian Mclver to be examined for ordination and installation as 
associate Pastor at Hendersonville. Mclver was praised by the court for 
his excellent examination in English Bible. The court noted that Mclver 
was the first pastor ever to be received in this Presbytery since the re- 
quirement of standard written examinations. The Rev Ed Renegar an- 
nounced that he would be accepting the pastorate at Mills River 
Presbyterian Church. The Commission was empowered to make final 
arrangements for Renegar to leave Bryson City Church and move to 
Mills River Church by November 1, 1979. The Rev David Nash was 
received from Cherokee Presbytery and given membership in Asheville 
Presbytery to labor as a chaplain in special alcoholic rehabilitation work 
as a chaplain at Appalachian Hall Hospital. Special reports were given 
by all the executive committees. The Administration Committee asked 
that all churches respond by December 1st., to a request being sent ask- 
ing for benevolence dollar projections for 1980. A complete digest of the 
proceedings is being sent to each church by the Stated Clerk. Montreat 
Anderson College will be the host for Winter meeting on January 22, 
1979 at Gaither Chapel on the college campus. 

MEN OF ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Large crowd from all of the churches to hear Dr. James Andrews 
from Atlanta 

Dr. James Andrews presented the major address at 
the Fall Men of the Church meeting on October 
18th. A special program preceeded the speech. 
Barbeque was prepared by Mr. Gus Kooles, owner of 
the popular Asheville restaurant the Barbeque Inn. 
Mr Kooles an elder from Oak Forest Church has 
prepared the traditional Barbeque Chicken and 
livers for the last twenty years. The Rev Dr James 
Andrews, stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in 
Dr. James Andrews the U.S. was among those invited to attend a special 
reception for Pope John Paul II. He noted his trip to the White house 
was a pleasant experience and spoke to the large crowd of men present 
about the state of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ in the World. The 
president of the men of the church is Elder Jack Scroggs from the Can- 
ton Presbyterian Church. Vice president Bob Hall is 
from the Waynesville Church. Treasurer is Mr. Son- 
ny Gaston, Deacon from Oak Forest Church. Special 
projects for Men's work were announced and support 
was pledged by many present. Supt. Donald McKen- 
zie, Director of the Presbyterian Home for Children 
welcomed everyone and invited "all" back to the 
campus of the home for fellowship anytime they 
could come. Dr. Andrews received a standing ova- 
tion at the conclusion of the meetine. J„ Scroggs 

President 





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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1979 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 



Hayesville Church Women 
have District Mtg! 




Church reporters should mail in 
their news and pictures each month 
to Presbytery Office; Editor — 40 
Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258-8143 



RICEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Many things happening! 

Riceville Church is participating in the Missionary 
Salary Support Program of our denomination. 
Through this Program a specific missionary is assign- 
ed to the congregation for its prayerful and financial 
support. The missionary assigned to Riceville is Rev. 
Charles L. Evans, a newly appointed missionary to 
Zaire. 

On September 30, Mr. Evans left Switzerland for 
Zaire. That day was designated at Riceville as 
"Charles Evans Day." 

"Old Folks' Day" was held at Riceville Church on 
Sunday, September 16. The sanctuary was packed 
with about 115 persons present. Many former 
members returned for this annual reunion. 

MALVERN HILLS CHURCH 

Reports many many activities! 

On Sunday, October 21st, our church hosted a Mis- 
sion Workshop, 3-5 p.m., for the Asheville 
Presbytery. Dr. Cora Wayland, Missionary to Korea, 
was the featured speaker. 

Miss Wayland also spoke to us again that night 
following a Family Night Supper. 

During September, New Officers of the Women of 
the Church were installed at the Annual General 
Meeting; on September 19th we enjoyed an Ice Cream 
Social followed by a program of slides of the Holy 
Land. Rally Day was observed on Sept. 9th with 
presentation of certificates of promotion to the 
children and installation of new teachers for the year. 

A Spaghetti/Lasagne Supper was given for College 
and Young Career age at the manse before their 
return to college. 

Three new members have been received into our 
membership recently by Profession of Faith in Christ, 
and the loss of Mr. Maxwell Dodd, Sr., by death. 

HENDERSONVILLE 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 

Sewers Ship Clothing to Needy 

THE SEWING GROUP of the Church recently 
completed the packing and shipment of 236 pounds 
of clothing for the Fall Clothing Appeal of Church 
World Service. The group also paid over $35. to cover 
the shipping costs. Clothing, blankets, bandages and 
other materials are sent to all parts of the world in- 
cluding places in our own country suffering floods 
and other disasters. 

Dorothy Kimball is chairman and assisting in the 
packing and shipping were Jackie Pettit, Carolyn 
Thompson, George and Elizabeth Klick, Rachel Tar- 
rent, Art Childs, and Harry Williams. 



WESTMINSTER 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Will sponsor Arts & Taste Fair 

On Sat. Nov. 16 the Church will sponsor an Arts, 
Crafts and Taste Fair. Each woman is encouraged to 
bring arts and crafts items or food (special recipes) for 
the taste fair. Those interested in selling items should 
have them priced when put on display. This will be a 
good opportunity to purchase Christmas Gifts. The 
time will be 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Westminster 
Church. 

The Men of the Church has been re -organized and 
they will elect officers at their Sept 27 meeting. 



Sunday Afternoon gathering of the Women of 
Hayesville Presbyterian 

On a beautiful September Sunday afternoon sixty- 
five women of District IV gathered in Hayesville for 
their workshops. 

Welcome was extended by Mrs. R.K. Rinehart, 
president of the Hayesville WOC. Mrs. Harold E. 
Minnick, Sr. brought greetings and a very challenging 
word. A short devotional was given by Mitchell Bed- 
dingfield, the current pastor of the Hayesville church. 
Special music was provided by David Turner, a 
grandson of Viola Gray (VP of Hayesville WOC) and 
his mother Mrs. Sandra Turner. 

After the workshops, designed to aid the work of 
the W.O.C., the meeting adjourned. Following the 
meeting the women of Hayesville provided a light sup- 
per. It was an excellent conclusion to a fine meeting. 



CANTON PRESBYTERIAN 
NEWS 

Special New Piano Dedicated! 

Our sanctuary now has a new KANABE PIANO. 
The purchase was made the first week in Sept. It is a 
studio model in a dark walnut finish and is very 
beautiful. The Women of the Church provided a 
memorial fund and appointed a committee who were: 
Mrs. F.E. Shull, Mrs. Helma Palen and Mrs. Mike 
Lewis. 

244 pounds of clothing from our clothes closet for 
Church World Service were packed and delivered by 
Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Bright. This was the same week as 
above. 

The Fall Study of the Bible has begun after a sum- 
mer vacation time. The New Testament letter to the 
Hebrews is our study. Hebrews is a stirring challenge 
written to early Christians, who were shaky in their 
faith, to "hold fast to their confession" in Christ as 
Lord and Savior. Officers and Members of the 
Church are taking turns in leading this interesting 
and profound study. This exciting study is extended 
to all. Wednesday night study. 



SWANNANOA FIRST 
PRESBYTERIAN 

Planning ACTION-PACKED events!! 

On November 11, 7 P.M. in the sanctuary, the 
church will celebrate its annual "Sing Out "for Christ. 
This year, the theme will be "An Evening Of Praise". 
This special event is held each year to kick off a fund 
raising campaign for the Presbyterian Home for 
Children in Black Mountain. Those participating this 
year will be our own church choir, Rev. & Mrs. Glen 
McClung from Malvin Hills Presbyterian Church, 
Miss Donna Lewis, Buckeye Cove Baptist Church, 
and Mrs. Fran Chandler, wife of Dr. Ted Chandler. 

The Church held its monthly skating party October 
14. The next skating party is November 18. 

The Church has planned, in conjunction with local 
churches, a special Thanksgiving service to be held 
Wednesday evening November 21 at 7 P.M. in the 
United Methodist Church of Swannanoa. We extend 
an invitation to all who are interested in attending. 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Attend Fall Retreat Meeting At Montreat 

Women of Asheville Presbytery celebrated their 
Annual meeting at Montreat Anderson College on 
Oct 12-13, 1979. Mrs. Martha Hoke, noted Christian 
speaker and retreat leader spoke on the theme, 
"Reach out in Love. Mrs. Hoke was assisted in her 
presentation by the "RETREAT COMMITTEE; Mrs. 
Marion Beegle-Cullowhee; Mrs. Jean Newton- 
Montreat; Mrs. Margaret Adams-Trinity; Mrs. 
Margaret Baker, -West Asheville; Mrs. Maie Minnick- 
Black Mtn. Excellent attendance was recorded from 
many churches in the Presbytery. 

5 AREA Churches will sponsor . . . FIRST of Asheville, 
OAK FOREST, Grace Covenant, Trinity and Canton 
INVITE YOU!! 



TEACHER EDUCATION EVENT 
PLANNED FOR PRESBYTERY 

Discovering NEW and OLD ways to learn in Church 
is THEME for event! 

A special "TEACHER-EDUCATION" event is 
planned for Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11, 1979, 
3:00-5:30PM. Any interested persons may attend. 
REGISTRATION is f 1 (Covers cost of materials) 

Host Church for the event is GRACE COVENANT 
Church in Asheville. Teachers of preschool" and 
elementary school children may choose between two 
workshops. Storytelling and "Puppets" will be a 
special interest group you'll want to learn more about. 
COME and find out "... all you've wanted to know 
about teaching youth and adults". Contact Ellen 
Dozier in Asheville 704-254-2274 if you have ques- 
tions. 

BREVARD CHURCH IS HOST 

for special family conference 

The basis of all society is the family unit. In today's 
world the family is quite literally being pulled apart 
by pressures from within and without. In response to a 
growing concern, the Christian Education Committee 
under the guidance of Mrs. Grace Munro organized a 
family conference entitled "Concepts of the Christian 
Family." Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alliman of the Arden 
Presbyterian Church were the leaders of the con- 
ference hosted by the Brevard Davidson River 
Presbyterian Church on September 28, 29 and 30. 
Topics discussed during the evening meetings dealt 
with Christian living, rejection, authority, total com- 
mitment, role distinctions, home and marriage. 

Mr. Alliman in addition to his position as Executive 
Vice President of Eastern States Distributors, 
Asheville, is a professionally trained Christian 
counselor. His activities include teaching and counsel- 
ing ministry in his community, retreats and con- 
ferences. Mrs. Ann Alliman, mother of four, travels 
throughout the country on speaking engagements for 
the Christian Woman's Clubs. An active bible 
teacher, she emphasizes the woman's role in the home 
and community. (Reported by Ann Wells) 



REV. VERNON 
CRAWFORD DIES 

Vernon Allen Crawford, son of the late Laurie 
Oswald and Richard Tyler Crawford, died in the 
Veterans' Hospital, Oteen, N.C., Oct. 16, 1979. 

Born in Beaufort, S.C., Dec. 28, 1899, he was 
educated in the schools of Rockingham, N.C., The 
Citadel, and Columbia Theological Seminary. He was 
married to Matsu Wofford of Laurens, S.C. 

He was ordained by Asheville Presbytery. Dr. 
Crawford, after four years as pastor of the Brevard 
Presbyterian Church, went as a missionary to Japan 
under the PCUS Board of World Missions. His mis- 
sionary service was interrupted by World War II after 
twelve years. He served pastorates in Macon, Ga., St. 
Petersburg, Fla. and as Executive Secretary of 
Augusta-Macon Presbytery. In 1961, he and his wife 
returned to Japan where he served as pastor of Kobe 
Union Church for a three-year term. He was honored 
with a Doctor of Divinity degree by Westminster Col- 
lege, Fulton, Mo. 

Dr. Crawford is survived by his wife, a son, Dr. 
John R. Crawford of the Montreat-Anderson Faculty, 
and by four grandchildren: Jean, Allen, Mark and 
Ellen Crawford, and, by a sister, Miss Dorothy 
Crawford of Columbia, S.C. 



October 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

written by Carlisle Hoyt 

NOTE: The Jollowing is a suggested agenda /or Nursery Class 
Meetings prepared by Miss Hoyt 

Scripture and Prayer - brief (Here Lead Teacher 
can encourage worker to use inspirational 
helps.) 
Business 

Assignment of Centers and Jobs as shown on chart 
Centers & Jobs: Picture and book - Beauty 
Center, Block & truck - Housekeeping Center - 
Lead teacher, Creative Center, Greeter and 
secretary - Treat 
Reports for class meeting 

Resources for workers and audio-visuals 
Special projects and activities 
Each lesson for the month - One person does 
the overall for the whole lesson including story, 
songs, pictures, etc. Here the others give sug- 
gestions or make requests as for example the 
lead teacher may request a certain picture to 
fit the story this time. One person may do 
several lessons or each lesson may be done by 
an individual person. The group fills in on the 
chart as the lesson is discussed. 
Discuss Pupils 
Discuss needs 

Duties of Nursery Lead Teacher 
He calls and conducts the planning meetings. Nor- 
mally these would be the last week of each month for 
the lessons of the following month. It is often helpful 
to have a stated night and time. (Meetings would not 
be held during the stated meetings of church such as 
church worship hour or prayer meeting.) He assigns 
centers and jobs. 

He calls substitutes when they are needed for Sun- 
day morning. These are from a stated list which are 
approved by the Christian Education Committee and 
Session and made known to the General Superinten- 
dent. 

Any regular teacher must be gotten by the Chris- 
tian Education Committee and approved by the Ses- 
sion. 

He should be present early and if possible by the 
time the first child arrives. If he can not be there this 
early, he can see that another can. 

He cooperates with the General Superintendent 
and other departments on church-wide projects or re- 
quests. 

He will lead in keeping room neat and attractive, 
by doing such things as discarding old projects, 
literature and broken toys, by keeping cabinets clean, 
and toys and literature neatly put-up. 

Elements in a Schedule - Creative, Free Play 
Time, Story Time, Verse, Singing, Refreshments. 

Creative Works - Send home something each time 
they have made. Cutting, Pasting, Drawing, Salt and 
Flour, Coloring. 

COMING EVENTS (from page 1) 

COUNCIL on THEOLOGY INVITES YOU to 
DIALOGUE on ORDINATION VOWS ... Nov. 9 

The Council on Theology and Culture will hold a 
dialogue hearing on this matter during its stated 
meeting Nov 9, 1979 from 2-4PM in Room 214 
Campbell Hall-Columbia Theological Seminary in 
Decatur GA. ALL SESSIONS in ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY are hereby notified about this hear- 
ing. You may send written statements to the council 
by Nov 1, 1979 if you are unable to be present. Con- 
tact Presbytery office if information is needed. 

A church magazine ran this item: 

"Are you soft-soaping God? DUZ you DREFT 
along with the TIDE? VEL now is the time for ALL 
to CHEER up if you want real JOY. The TREND is 
to BREEZE to church regularly on Sunday. 

But too many WOODBURY their heads in the 
pillows, or work in their yards like HANDY ANDY, 
forgetting that the Lord's Day was made for 
LESTOIL. Where the Lord reigns, the DOVE of 
peace will need to send an S.O.S. for you. 

Don't trust to LUX ... by neglecting to worship on 
Sunday. Shall we DIAL you and remind you of those 
IVORY palaces up yonder? This is not just idle 
BAB-O. Worship will add up to your LIFEBUOY. 
So why not be faithful and WISK yourself out of bed 
on Sunday mornings and get into the BIZ. 

Dress up SPIC N' SPAN and DASH like a COM- 
ET to God's house of prayer. Singing PRAISE to 
God will bring a CLEANSER to your soul. 
PLEDGE yourself, and PRIDE of conscience will 
be yours, and life will become full of ZEST." 



A MISSIONARY LETTER 




Stephen Hodges on his way to school in Bangladesh 




Sign in front of the Presbyterian U.S. Mission 
The Rev. William Anderson 

Dear Bill, 

Greetings in the Name of Jesus! 

I have been meaning to write to you and I am sorry 
it has taken so long. I asked my mother to please call 
you and give my regards and I hope she did so. 

We have been here in Bangladesh for a little over a 
month now and know that many have been praying 
for us by the blessings we have received. The Lord 
prepared us in many ways for being here and we are 
very thankful for the opportunity to be here. The mis- 
sion has provided us with a very nice house which has 
a big yard and alot of room. We are all quite happy in 
it and are especially glad for Stephen who enjoys the 
room to play. The house came equipped with a dog 
which was alsc to Stephen's special delight. 

My job here in the office has been going very well. I 
work office hours five days a week and Carolyn works 
each morning while Stephen is in nursery school. We 
are or are going to be in charge of most cor- 
respondence, will look after all of the SOS project 
funding for Bangladesh and carry a good part of the 
accounting load. We have taken over about half of 
that and are learning the rest. The business manager 
and project coordinator here is Stewart Bridgman, 
and he has been more than helpful in helping to get 
us settled and in giving us time to learn things in the 
office. Stewart has family in Black Mountain and has 
spent time at Montreat, so you may know him. 

We are learning many things about maintaining 
one's spiritual life without the usual close fellowship 
which we were used to at home and at seminary. The 
Presbyterian Fellowship here is quite small, as you can 
tell from the letter head which lists everybody's name. 
These folks are spread over three different areas of the 
country and so we don't get together all that much. 
For worship, those of us here in Dacca attend the Dac- 
ca International Protestant Church. It is very good for 
the usual Sunday meetings etc. but during the week 
the people of the church are spread through many 
different missions and government agencies, and are 
in many denominations. All of those things have en- 
couraged us to make better use of our own Bible study 
and Prayer life. We have finally settled down enough 
to know that missionaries struggle with daily 



The view from our door 

disciplship just like any other Christian. The Lord is 
teaching us many things in this area. 

There are many things going on here in Bangladesh 
which the Presbyterian Church U.S. is involved in. 
We have been excited to see these things and to meet 
the people who first had the vision to start the par- 
ticular project which they are involved in. In a very 
real sense, this is a faith mission, for the GAMB has 
only a $15,000 budget for all of the work here, yet 
much more is required and it comes through the SOS 
projects and through other various agencies and peo- 
ple in the church. Here are some of the things we are 
talking about: 

The largest project in which we are involved is the 
Christian Health and Agricultural Project, 
Ahladipur, (CHAPA) which is located in Faridpur 
District about 80 miles southwest of Dacca. You may 
have read about the opening of this project in the 
Survey in March or April of this year. There are two 
doctors and two nurses there plus a staff of twenty-one 
Bengalis at the health clinic. Also living nearby is an 
agriculturalist who is working with the local farmers 
to encourage different crops so to aid the diet of the 
people. This project is funded by the Women of the 
Church Birthday Offering Project of 1975, and by St. 
John's Presbytery in the Synod of Florida. 

In early January of this year, regular Sunday after- 
noon worship began at the site of CHAPA. Leaders in 
this worship come from the Faridpur Baptist Church 
which is twelve miles away. The Faridpur Church and 
the Bangladesh Baptist Union are also supplying two 
evangelists who are at the project site each week dur- 
ing clinic hours and then make follow-up visits the 
rest of the day. All agree here in the Fellowship, that 
the main goal is the establishment of a Christian con- 
gregation through the grace of Christ at Ahladipur. 

Another work here in Bangladesh which the 
fellowship is involved in is another healing ministry at 
the Dattapara refugee camp north of Dacca. This 
work was begun in 1975 by Dr. Herbert A. Codington 
and still continues to be a vital part of that camp. 
This is the camp which was in the movie "Golden 
Bangladesh" which many members at Westminster 
saw and which others have seen in Presbytery. At one 
time, this camp had more than 40,000 people in it 
who were transplanted there by the Bangladesh 
(continued next page) 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1979 



Mtmnvml CStfta 



Bleyler, Mr. Austin, Asheville — Mrs. Ruth F. 

Cramer, Asheville. 

Bradfield, Mr. Alec, Hendersonville — Circle #1 of 

First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. 

Clark, Hendersonville. 

Bright, Mr. Phillip J., Charlotte — Sue S. Lyday, 

Asheville. 

Lide, Mr. W.D., Sr., Lake Lure— Mr. & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Marlow, Mrs. B.L. — Ms Ruth M. Fanning, 

Asheville. 

Caster, Mr. Grover C, Hendersonville — Christine 

H. MacMartin, Hendersonville. 

Copper, Mrs. J.E., Frankfurt, Ohio — Women of 

the Church, 3M Class, of West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church, Mr. & Mrs. W.P. McLean, Asheville. 

Couch, Mr. Richard, San Diego, CA — Perry & Nina 

Allison, Brevard. 

Dills, Mr. George Dee, Arden — Mr. & Mrs. H. 

Mack Jones, Asheville. 

Durst, Mr. James, Greenwood, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Sam J. Cody, Candler. Mrs. Robert Felkel, Leicester. 

Gamble, Mr. Earnest W., Salisbury — Malvern Hills 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Goodson, Mr. W.A. — Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Runnion, 

Fletcher. 

Harvin, Mr. Edward Davis, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

T.O. Berry, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Jordan, Mrs. T.O. 

Berry, Sr., St. George, SC. 

Hassell, Mrs. J.W., Hickory, NC — Miss Rosalie 

Hassell, Hendersonville. 

Hill, Mr. Paul Z., Charlotte— Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville. 

Hoffman, Mrs. Dorothy, Hendersonville — Circle 

#1 of First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. 

Howard, Mr. Frank G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Hoyt Bangs, Asheville. 

Keith, Mrs. Bessie Smith, Hampton, VA — Mr. & 

Mrs. Harry Harper, Joe, Margaret & Guy Brigman, 

Weaverville, NC 

King, Mr. Joe G., Asheville — Mary Gillis, Canton. 

Lee, Ms Lena Mae, Anderson, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Sam 

McElroy, Jim & Evelyn Patton, Asheville. 

Mc Cracken, Mr. Harry Fain, Waynesville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Whitener Prevost, Waynesville. 

Mc Leary, Ms Helen, St. Petersburg, FLA — Mr. 

Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Meadows, Mrs. Bertha Peschl, Berne Switzerland 

—Rev. & Mrs. F.F. Valentine, Elkins, W. Va., Mrs. 

L.H. McKay, Flat Rock. Caskell & Ann Rhodes, 

Horse Shoe. Mr. & Mrs. C.B. Carter, Brevard, NC 

Morris, Mrs. Elmina Riddle, Black Mountain — 

Mrs. Mamie W. Aiken, Asheville. 

Springfels, Mrs. Bertha, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Perry, Mrs. E.C., Sr. — Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, 

Hendersonville . 

Rannetsberger, Dee, Sun Prairie; Wise. — Perry & 

Nina Allison, Brevard. 

Sanders, Mr. Carl, Johnson City, TN — Armelda & 

Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Sayles, Mrs. Cora Herron, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

H. Mack Jones, Asheville. 

Simpson, Mr. Joseph, Whitmire, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John Mountney, Asheville. 

Smathers, Mrs. Myrtle, Canton — Circle #3, Canton 

Presbyterian Church, Canton. 



MISSIONARY ITINERATION IN 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY FOR 1980: 




Rev. John Healey Asheville Presbytery's Advocate 
for International Mission (AIM) 

January 6-9 (Sun. Wed.) Rev. & Mrs. David 
Ross (Korea) 306 Hickory Street; 
Clinton, SC 29325 Phone: 
803/833-1677 

January 13-16 (Sun. -Wed.) Rev. & Mrs. Joe Hop- 
per (Korea) Box 64; Montreat, NC 
28757 Phone: 704/669-7008 

February 1-28 (Missionary speakers for this month 
are being contacted. Churches will 
be informed later, if any can be 
found.) 

March 1-6 (Sat.-Thurs.) Mr. & Mrs. Bill 

Brandt (Brazil) Mission Haven; 235 
Inman Drive; Decatur, GA 30030 



THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE IS 
RECOMMENDED FOR OBTAINING 
A MISSIONARY SPEAKER IN YOUR 
CHURCH. 

1. Please contact your Asheville Presbytery Ad- 
vocate for International Mission (AIM) represen- 
tative, Rev. John F. Healey, Box 146, Etowah, NC 
28729 (Phone: 704/891-3447). He will contact the 
missionary, confirm the date, then contact you. This 
will help Mr. Healey and the missionaries to coor- 
dinate itineration schedules. 

2. An honorarium for speaking is not required. Any 
personal gifts to missionaries should be clearly 
designated. Otherwise, the offering money is turned 
in to the Atlanta office. 

3. However, churches should cover the travel ex- 
penses of a missionary speaker ($30 on the average.) If 
total mileage exceeds 50 miles, extra payment should 
be given. 

4. Churches are urged to contact Mr. Healey as ear- 
ly as possible in order to obtain a missionary speaker! 
If a missionary has received no call for speaking 
within one month of an itineration date, he is free to 
make arrangements with churches in other 
presbyteries at convenience. 

ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY INTERNATIONAL 
MISSION SEMINAR (For leadership training) Sun- 
day, October 21, 1979 (3:00 to 5:00 p.m.) Malvern 
Hills Presbyterian Church, Asheville. Miss Cora 
Wayland (Missionary to Korea) will speak and show 
slides of her work! 



Stephens, Mrs. Jessie Richardson, Whiteville, NC 

— Mrs. T.A. Dechman, Margery Hill Averitt, Doris 

French Averitt, Hayesville, NC. 

Taylor, Mr. Clarence, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

James H. McDuffy, Hendersonville. 

Taylor, Mrs. R.E., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 

Corbin O. Williams, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 

Mr. & Mrs. James J. McDuffie, Mr. & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Williams, Mrs. L.B. 

McDonald, Mrs. F.W. Streetman, Hendersonville. 

Todd, Mrs. Frances, Webster, NC — Edith Stronach, 

Marion, NC. Kay B. Williams, Plumtree, NC. Mr. & 

Mrs. Phillip R. Johnson, Weaverville. Mrs. E.T. Mc- 

Clain, Huntersville, NC. 

Tolbert, Mrs. Love Mc Duffie, Columbus, GA — 

Mr. & Mrs. James H. McDuffie, Hendersonville. 

Walker, Mr. Clyde, Hendersonville — Mrs. Ethel T. 

Led well, Asheville. 

Mother of Mrs. Lewis M. Walley, New York, NY — 

Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Weaver, Miss Minnie, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 

F.R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Whitmire, Mr. Rush W., Asheville — Mildred & 

Roy Robinson, The T. Edmund Whitmire Family, 

Asheville. 

Willets, Mr. Joseph — Mrs. Gudger Worley. 

Waynesville. 

Williams, Mrs. C.K., Mount Holly, NC— Josephine 

Osborne, Circle #3 of Weaverville Presbyterian 

Church, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. R.B. Hethcock, 

High Point, NC. 

Woolston, Mr. R.A., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard B. Barber, Jr., Hendersonville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 
"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed Is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 

Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, Anniversary, etc.) give details for acknowledge- 
ment. 
Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mall, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address — 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in 
blanks above) Telephone (704) 258-8143 • Asheville Presbytery Office 



(continued from page 3) 

government. The site of the camp is only about 100 
acres and you can imagine what the conditions were. 
Through Dr. Codington's work and influence, life in 
that camp is much better now and the 15,000 or so 
who still live there have much better conditions. This 
project is funded primarily through the Medical 
Benevolent Foundation, a private donor friend of Dr. 
Codington's and through other donations. 

There are other programs also going on. One is a 
rehabilitation center for beggars at Tongi. Here a 
staff of ten Bengalis help in carpentry training for up 
to twenty handicapped men at a time. This center is 
funded by our fellowship and is given direction by 
Rev. Bridgman. There are also other programs of 
evangelism going on in co-operation with the 
Evangelical Christian Church in the Chittagong Hill 
Tracts in the south part of the country. Hospital 
visitation and medical relief in three of the major 
hospitals of Dacca, support in a bookroom in a 
church where William Carey once preached, relief 
programs through the National Council of Churches 
of Bangladesh , and other types of church support and 
evangelism. There is a scripture distribution program 
which is funded by our organization through special 
gifts to the Bangladesh Bible Society. 

As you know, work here in the office goes on con- 
stantly and is all important for the upkeep for the 
fellowship as a whole. We get a birdseye view of the 
whole thing and are quite impressed and are glad to 
be a part of it. 

If you can salvage any of this information to print 
in the "Mountain Work", please feel free to do so. I 
could not think of any pithy little paragraph so I will 
leave that up to you. 

I am also enclosing three pictures for your use. We 
have only taken one roll so far so the selection is not so 
good but will have to do for now. One is of Stephen in 
a rickshaw; this is our main means of transportation 
here and the city is crowded with an estimated 80,000 
of them. They give quite a bumpy ride! The sign 
hangs on the front of the office here in Dacca. And 
the other picture is a scene of what the typical house 
may look like. It was taken in the old part of Dacca. 

Please greet Mrs. Solomon for me; also greet Bob 
McGirt if you see him. Tell him I will send him a let- 
ter someday but it may be awhile. 

Please keep us lifted up in prayer and know that we 
do so for many of you in Asheville Presbytery. We 
pray also for progress at Westminster. They have been 
more than generous in their financial support of us. 

If you do print anything in the "Mountain Work" 
please add our thanks to all those who have given to 
our support as Volunteers in Mission. 

Carolyn and Stephen send their love, as do I. 

In His Service 
Dawkins K Hodges 




Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 101O 






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Vol. LXXXII No. 11 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions November, 1979 

PRESBYTERY CHURCHES 
HELP RESCUE BOAT PEOPLE 



Do you sit in front of your T. V. and hurt for dying and disparing peo- 
ple in the refugee camps? Do you ask God as I did. . ."PLEASE, GOD, 
let me HELP??" Do you wonder how, or have others found a way? I 
telephoned PRESBYTERY OFFICE and was assigned by Rev. Bill 
Anderson, Editor of OUR MOUNTAIN WORK, the job of SEEING 
WHAT OUR CHURCHES ARE DOING! And folks, churches ARE 
HELPING and WE ALL CAN! At the end of this article is the "HOW- 
TO" for sending aid to Cambodia. If more aid doesn't arrive soon (this 
aid is getting through) 1,000,000 peopel who JESUS LOVES. . .may die! 

Now the Good news: our Asheville Presbytery Churches are not only 
sending money, but are beginning to adopt whole families and below I 
tell you ". . .how to go about it. . ." just as they told me. They were so 
glad to share, for they are excited. 

BRYSON CITY PASTOR 

CALLED TO MILLS 

RIVER CHURCH 





The Rev. and Mrs. Edward Renegar have moved to Mills River Com- 
munity. Rev. Renegar will serve as Pastor to Mills River Presbyterian 
Church at Horseshoe, N.C. Formerly pastor of Bryson City Church and 
serving as Stated Clerk to the Presbytery, the Rev. Renegar noted ". . . 
everyone had been wonderful during the moving process, and he is look- 
ing forward to an exciting ministry at Mills River". 



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The day I telephoned, Grace Covenant Church had just signed their 
sponsorship papers. Ray Dean, Co-Chairman Bill Miller (of their Steer- 
ing Committee) said, "We expect our family, consisting of father, 
mother and 18 year old daughter to arrive in 4 to 6 weeks from a 
Thailand refugee camp. Working to prepare for them are three sub- 
committees; Financial, which includes the medical and employment 
needs; housing, which also encompasses food and clothing and cultural. 
They need someone who speaks (KHMER) to teach English. They have 
already attended seminars at local colleges to help sponsoring institu- 
tions. BLACK MOUNTAIN and MONTREAT Churches have enjoyed 
an adventure in interchurch love and have "made" W.L.O.S. TELEVI- 
SION NEWS as did GRACE COVENANT. BLACK MOUNTAIN 

continued on page 3 

IF YOU want to HELP 

Mrs. Lou Wynn is the author of the headline ar- 
ticle. An active wife and Mother, she is a leader at 
Oak Forest Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Wynn is a 
frequent contributor to OUR MOUNTAIN 
Mrs. Lou Wynn WORK. 

TO WRITE to begin sponsoring a family, Ms. Margaret Mont- 
gomery, General Assembly MISSION BOARD, 151 Ponce de Leon Ave 
NE, Atlanta, GA 30318 (or telephone 404 - ) 

TO GET BROCHURE or COUNSELING, Call TRINITY Church 
(phone 1-692-6114) 

TO GET LUONG FAMILY to VISIT, Call BREVARD Church 
(phone 1-884-2645) 

EXAMPLE of PROCEDURE 

1. Most proposals come from service or witness committees in the 
church 

2. Proposal is acted upon by the SESSION. 

3. Congregations are often asked to give un -official opinion or a 
chance to volunteer for involvement. (One church took an official vote!) 

4. Steering committee is established. (This was sometime done before 
step. 3) 

5. Sponsoring church is responsible for housing maintenance, 
language education, securing employment, etc. 

6. Refugees are eligible for social services for 1 year. 

Mission Committee Meets 

Andrews - Cullowhee - Morrison 

Bethel "H" - Dillingham - Hayesville 

Bethel "C" - Ivy Park 

Members of the Mission Committee of Presbytery have been divided 
into "Oversight" groups and assigned the above churches for special care 
and encouragement in the next few weeks. Each of the churches is ex- 
pecting to have their sessions and treasurers, Pastors and any interested 
congregation members meet with Oversight Groups for review of their 
1979 programs and ministries. At the meetings (which are to take place 
before December 10th) the churches are expected to request monthly 
financial assistance for their 1980 program. After the "figures are in" 
and the Mission Committee meets on December 11th., their programs 
should be well outlined for 1980. The Presbytery office will discontinue 
paying "Salary" checks in 1980 and begin sending Monthly Mission 
Checks to the churches which are approved by Presbyterys Mission Com- 
mittee for these budgeted distributions. These monthly checks will be 
sent to local church treasurers who in turn will pay local pastors and pro- 
vide directly for other items such as Ministers Annuity and insurance 
etc. Hopefully this new plan will encourage all churches to become 
"Self-supporting" in future years. 

This will allow pastors - sessions and local treasurers to become more 
efficient in their planning and distribution of benevolences and other 
financial programs of the church. The Mission committee is one of the 
ministries your Presbytery benevolences will fund in 1980. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 1979 




NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 



Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office; Editor — 40 
Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258-8143 



CANTON PRESBYTERIAN 

Canton Pastor Parse reports that the church 
is having seven training meetings for the officers 
of the church and any interested members. The 
event is jointly sponsored by Grace Covenant 
and Canton Churches and will take place at 
Grace Covenant on November 28th. 

SWANNANOA 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 

Pastor Martin reports exciting programs are 
in progress. 

HENDERSONVILLE 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 

Hendersonville Church has planned special 
services for two Sunday's in November when the 
Children from Presbyterian Home for Children 
are special guests in homes for dinner and fun 
time. The special THANKSGIVING offering 
will be received on November 11 and 18th. 



GRACE COVENANT CHURCH 

Exciting news from Grace Covenant is that 
they will begin an "EARLY WORSHIP SER- 
VICE" in addition to the regular 11:00 a.m. ser- 
vice. This order by the Session, based on a six 
week study by their Worship Council, is taken to 
alleviate the growing problem of overflow in the 
sanctuary and available parking. (WOULDN'T 
IT BE GREAT IF ALL CHURCHES HAD 
THIS PROBLEM??) The Session believes that 
early morning worship services offer a better 
alternative than an extensive and expensive 
building program as Grace Covenant continues 
to grow. 



BRITTIANS COVE 
PRESBYTERIAN 

Has renewal & exciting new programs 

in progress 

Reported by Ada Sheehan 

New youth work activities have blossomed 
forth at Brittians Cove church. Mr. Donald 
Hensley was named Youth Director and has 
begun his new work. Exciting new musical 
sounds may be heard now on Sunday Mornings 
and during practice times since the "NEW 
BRITTIANS COVE CHOIR'' was formed. The 
Director of Music is Mr. Gary Roberts. Gary 
urges everyone to come to "Choir-Practice". 
The church has new carpet in the worship areas 
and is reported by those attending to be ". . . 
really beautiful". The members report that 
their desperate need is for a NEW or ALMOST 
NEW Memograph machine. (Ed. note . . . 
Maybe some of you churches have a spare one 
you are not using . . . and could donate it to this 
church!!) 

God bless you Brittian Covers . . . we're pray- 
ing for youll 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

written by Carlisle Hoyt 

YOUTH ELECT SERIES (YES) is created 
mostly for youth fellowship courses, and is form- 
ed under the CE:SA curriculum of 32 mini 
units. Below are some of the units which are 
now available in Presbytery C.E. Office as they 
have been sent from General Assembly Mission 
Board: 

Encountering Prayer and Meditation - 
(younger youth) 

Take A Look At Yourself: Book of James - 
(younger youth) 

Exploring Other World Religions - 
(older youth) 

Growing Up To Love - Meaning of 
Sexuality - (younger youth) 

A Matter of Life and Death - (older youth) 

Students Rights - (older youth). 
More of the courses will be coming available 
until all of them are in use. Two new an- 
thologies for youth leaders are coming out soon. 
One is Idealog: Creative Ideas for Younger 
Youth which will be arriving soon, and the 
other is Idealog: Creative Ideas for Older Youth 
which is already in Presbytery C.E. Office. Call 
in to use or examine for use to Asheville 
Presbytery Office at 258-8143, for any of these 
items. 

Christian Family Books are listed below for 
you to consider for use in a special series study, 
for a Church School elective class, or to recom- 
mend for private home use. These are all fine 
Christian books which gives solid background 
for home improvement. Borrow these from 
Presbytery C.E. Office or buy them from the 
companies listed with the appropriate book: 

Christian Parenthood - Sherrill - John 

Knox Press 
Dare to Discipline - James Dobson - Tyn- 

dale House Publishers 
Christians in Families - Roy Fairchild - 

John Knox Press - Has a teacher and 

study guide, also, as use for a class. 
Is There A Family in the House? - Kenneth 

Chafin - Word Books 
Heaven Help the Home! - Hendricks - 

Victor Books 
The Christian Family - Christenson - 

Bethany Fellowship, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Let Us Worship God - Jansen - John 

Knox Press - (An interpretation for 

families.) 

Andrews Joins 
Inter-Varsity 

E.A. (Andy) Andrews, 
former Conference and pro- 
motion director for the Mon- 
treal Conference Center 
since 1965 has accepted an 
executive position with 
Inter- Varsity Christian 
Fellowship, headquartered 
in Madison, Wis. Primarily 
an evangelism and missions organization pro- 
viding a support base among Christian College 
Students and faculty members on 800 cam- 
puses, Inter- Varsity has generated ministries 
beyond the campus in the form of Urbana Mis- 
sions Conference in which some of the Asheville 
Presbytery Churches participate. Andy's wife, 
Hellon, remains director of student activities at 
Montreat-Anderson College. Andrews, who 
serves on the Christian Education Executive 
Committee as Asheville Presbytery CAMP 
COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, will continue his 
public speaking engagements in churches, at 
rallies and conventions. Andrews has been 
Mayor of Montreat and presently services on the 
Town Board. He is a Ruling Elder at Montreat 
Presbyterian Church. 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Newly Elected Presbyterial Officers 
(1979-1981) 





Officers of the Women of Asheville 
Presbytery at Hayesville Presbyterian Church 
during a recent District meeting. 

President-elect: Mrs. John Beegle (Marion), 
P.O. Box 518, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723 

Vice-President: Mrs. Warren Adams 
(Margaret), Route 5, Box 285, Hendersonville, 
N.C. 28739 

Recording Sec'y: Mrs. Grace Munro, Probart 
Street, Brevard, N.C. 28712 

Treasurer: Mrs. Diana Lawson, Box 20L, 
Route 66, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723 

Historian: Mrs. Newton Wilson (Becky), 
P.O. Box 726, Montreat, N.C. 28757 

Personal Faith and Family Life: Mrs. John 
Newton (Jean), P.O. Box 145, Montreat, N.C. 
28757 

Leadership and Resources: Mrs. Jay Kneedler 
(Mary), "High Holly", Route 3, Sylva, N.C. 
28779 

District III Chairman: Mrs. Bill Allison 
(Mary Jon), Etowah, N.C. 28769 

Montreat-Anderson College: Mrs. Jack 
Crawford (Sylvia), 100 Sunrise, Black Moun- 
tain, N.C. 28711 

Camp Little Pisgah: Mrs. Harold E. Minnick, 
Jr. (Joy), 106 View Street, Black Mountain, 
N.C. 28711 
Standing Committees: 

Nominating: Mrs. Silas Vaughn (Cathy), 
P.O. Box 755, Montreat, N.C. 28757 

Auditor: Mrs. F. E. Baker (Margaret), P.O. 
Box 6904, Asheville, N.C. 28806 

Birthday Interpreter: Mrs. Dan Hensley 
(Suzie), Box 127, Ridgecrest, N.C. 28770 

TEACHER EDUCATION 

"Discovering New and 
Old Ways to Teach in the 
Church" is the theme for a 
teacher education event on % >*J* *g& 
Sunday, November 11, 
3:00-5:30 p.m. \ OS*\ 

Grace Covenant is the % N 
host, and four other church- A 
es are co-sponsors: First and «*^^ ■»-- 

Oak Forest Presbyterian Churches in Asheville, 
the Canton Church, and Trinity Presbyterian 
Church in Hendersonville. 

There is a charge of $1 .00 per person to cover 
cost of materials. Contact Fran Miller or Ellen 
Dozier. 

Three workshops begin at 3:30; each partici- 
pant can choose one of these: 

Puppets A variety of puppets will be 

displayed to develop skills in using them. 
Everyone will make a puppet and participate in 
using them to tell Bible stories. Leaders: Mary 
Bates, Kathy Parse. 

Storytelling Considers skills in using 

storytelling as an art, making use of various 
teaching tools for each age level. Leaders: Gwen 
Ledbetter, Beth Madearis, Clarice Morris. 

Youth Ministry — Here, There and Every- 
where — Practical ideas and helps as a teacher 
or youth advisor for any kind of youth fellowship 
or church school class in any kind of church. 
Leaders: Dent Davis, Ellen Dozier. 



November, 1979 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



FINAL CALL FOR 
VOWS HEARING! 

(you were reminded in the October issue of 
this paper also!!) 

A hearing will be held in Cambell Hall at Co- 
lumbia Theological Seminary on Saturday, 
Nov. 10, for anyone interested in the final draft 
of the paper regarding ordination questions be- 
ing prepared by the Council on Theology and 
Culture. 

Hours of the hearing will be 2-4 p.m. 

You will remember: Overtures form 
ASHEVILLE and other presbyteries (ie Con- 
garee, Southeast Missouri, South West Georgia, 
Knoxville, Atlanta, and several sessions) spoke 
to the issue. Asheville Presbytery voted to con- 
tinue using the "old-vows". . .and has recently 
ordained a pastor with these vows. By approval 
of the 118th., General Assembly, and upon 
recommendation of the Permanent Judical 
Commission in answer to all these overtures. . . 
the currently printed vows (Book of Church 
Order) 1978-79 edition were declared constitu- 
tionally valid. 

The hearing will be an opportunity for the 
council to hear Asheville Presbytery and other 
interested parties. ANYBODY INTERESTED?? 

Presbyterian Heritage 
Seminar Held 

On October 27, 27 people from the 
Presbytery gathered for a special seminar on 
Presbyterian Heritage at the Historical Founda- 
tion in Montreat. The seminar was sponsored by 
the Leader Education Council of the Presbytery 
with the goal of encouraging the churches to 
hold special classes or sessions on the Heritage of 
our church. 

Four classes were offered and were taught by 
prominent members of the Presbytery. Dr. John 
Crawford taught the class in government, Dr. 
Ruth See had missions and worship, Dr. 
Thomas Spence presented a class in church 
history, and Dr. John Newton presented a 
course in church doctrine. 

Refreshments were served and a tour of the 
Foundation was also made during the after- 
noon's activities. The Leader Education Coun- 
cil would especially like to thank the staff of the 
Historical Foundation for making this seminar 
possible. 

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP 
MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 

Date of Filing: December 1, 1979 
Title of Publication: Our Mountain Work 
Frequency of issues: Monthly 

Location of known office of publication: Asheville, 
Buncombe County. North Carolina 

Location of the headquarters or general business offices of the 
publishers: 40 Church Street, Asheville. North Carolina. 
Names and addresses of publisher, editor: Asheville Presbytery, 40 
Church Street, Asheville. North Carolina. 

Editor: Rev. William R. Anderson, 40 Church Street. Asheville, N.C 
Owner: Asheville Presbytery, a non-profit religious organization, known 
bondholders, mortgages, and other security holders owning or holding 1 
percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, and other securi 
ty holders owning or holding I percent or more of total amount of 
bonds, mortgages or other securities, none. 

Total No. copies printed (net press run), average 3,800, last issue 3,800, 
Paid circulation: 1) sales through dealers and carriers, street vendors 
and counter sales, none. 2) Mail subscriptions average 3,659. Free 
distribution by mail, carrier or other means: 1) Samples complimen- 
tary and other free copies average 35. Total average distribution 3.715. 
I certify that the statements made above by me are correct and com- 
plete. 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 



Entered as second-class mail at the Post Office at Asheville, N.C under 
the act of March 3, 1879. Second class Postage paid at Asheviile, N.C. 
28802. 

Published Monthly at Asheville. N.C. By 
Asheville Presbytery 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Telephone 704-258-8143 

Change of Address Requested 
Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



TRINITY SPONSORS 
CAMBODIAN FAMILIES 

Hendersonville's Trinity congregation 
welcomed a Cambodian family of four who ar- 
rived September 27 and then agreed to accept 
two other adults (the wife's sister and husband) 
who came two weeks later. 

In late August, sixteen Trinity members 
formed R.S.V.P. (Refugee Sponsorship 
Volunteer Project), pledging time and money. 
The support group has more than doubled in 
size. The Session approved plans, and on 
September 4 a firm commitment was made to 
the Atlanta office of the General Assembly Mis- 
sion Board that Trinity would be responsible for 
transitional care, including housing, language 
development, employment, and help with the 
many adjustments a family has to make over a 
period of a year or more in becoming a con- 
tributing part of American life. 

The initial stage of the project is over. The 
Cambodians are comfortably settled and are ad- 
justing well. Language tutoring is now begin- 
ning. Members are providing odd-job oppor- 
tunities and efforts to obtain regular fulltime 
employment are underway. Community services 
have been very helpful. There are two other 
Cambodian families in Hendersonville under 
sponsorship of local Methodist and Episcopal 
churches. 

Trinity's pastor, the Reverend Albert D. 
Kissling, said that in sponsoring the Cheng- 
Chhay families, Trinity is not just trying to help 
these families; these families will help the con- 
gregation become aware first hand of the plight 
of the needy, homeless and hungry that are part 
of our world, which we are called to serve. 

(If any church is interested in sponsoring a 
refugee family and benefiting from Trinity's ex- 
perience, you may contact Neena Haskins, 
R.S.V.P. Chairperson at 692-7377.) 



PRESBYTERIAN 
HOME NEWS 

Our Open House and 75th anniversary 
celebration will be held on November 18th and 
we are looking forward to many guests. There 
will be a special presentation made to Dr. and 
Mrs. Henry Dendy by Melanie Hyatt. The Open 
House will be from 2-5 and will include a tour of 
the home guided by the children. There will 
also be coverage of the event by television and 
newspapers. We are hoping that many of you 
will come and share this celebration with us. 

Honor roll students for the first six weeks 
grading period were Joy Bell, Sheila Spillars, 
and Darlene Wiggins. Congratulations! 

The Black Mountain Eagles, the football 
team sponsored by the Committee for Better 
Sports held their Homecoming game on Oc- 
tober 13. Rachel Spillars and Melissa Hunter 
were members of the Homecoming Court. 

On October 16, the ladies of Riceville 
Presbyterian Church were our guests as they 
held their monthly meeting at the Home. We 
enjoyed having them. 

On November 11, the annual Sing Out for 
Christ and the Presbyterian Home will be held 
at the Swannanoa Presbyterian Church at 7 
p.m. This is the kick-off for the Thanksgiving 
fund drive for the Home. 

Several of our youngsters attended the Junior 
High retreat the first weekend of November. 
Those going were Melissa Hunter, Sheila 
Spillars, Rachel Spillars, Kelly Little, Ronnie 
Spillars, Mark Mathis, and Cid Simose. They 
had a great time! 

We welcome five new children to the Home in 
the past few weeks. They are Pam Mathis, 6, 
Cindy Mathis, 10, Kelly Little, 12, Chris Setzer, 
6, and Kevin Setzer, 10. 

Kelly Little, who came to the Home in the 
middle of October, is now a member of the 
Black Mountain Grammar School basketball 
team. 



LOCAL PRESBYTERIANS RESCUE BOATPEOPLE 



(continued from page 1) 
decided to sponsor the CHOU FAMILY, ethnic 
Chinese from Cambodia. The Rev. Dick Shelor 
reports they are waiting for the grandmother of 
the family to receive medical clearance. The 
family, also includes two youngsters. 

In the meantime, BLACK MOUNTAIN 
CHURCH was also asked to take relatives of 
Mrs. Chou, The Ton Chiang Chhay family 
which they in turn, offered to neighboring 
MONTREAT CHURCH. They Chhay family 
have arrived and Louise Capen, one of the 8 
people in the U.S.A. who speaks their dialect, 
just "HAPPENED" to live in Black Mountain. 
She is teaching the Chhay 's English. The 
Chhays will share a house with the Chous. Mr. 
Chhay is employed as a carpenter. Don't we 
have a neat God?? W O W!l! 

Pioneers in this new frontier of faith are the 
TRINITY (Hendersonville) PRESBYTERIAN 
Church, and the BREVARD-DAVIDSON 
RIVER PRESBYTERIAN Church and their 
congregations. TRINITY, who adopted two 
Khmer families, will at your request send a 
brochure written by Ms. Nena Haskins on how 
to sponsor refugee families. BREVARD 
CHURCH'S Dr. Howard Boyd volunteered 
their Luong family, (BOAT PEOPLE from 
VIETNAM) to visit churches. The Luong Fami- 
ly includes husband, wife, grandmother, and 4 
small children. The eldest girl is 6 yrs. old, and 
attends first grade. The eldest son is 4, and is in 
nursery school. Mr. Luong has been employed 
since his arrival. The Rev. Jerry Robinson said, 
"I had tears in my eyes Sunday as I saw Mr. 
Luong singing from the English Hymnal after 
only 3 months language study." The Trinity 
story is postscripted to this article for a personal 
touch. They would like to share their experience 



with any church. 

In each case, I asked, "How do the families 
adjust?" The answer in all cases, "Remarkably 
well!" The only word for this project is success. 
These people were rescued by love from a living 
death into a strange, but friendly world where 
THEY ARE MAKING IT! GLOOOOOORYU! 
Every Church reported how impressed they were 
by the refugees desire to work. Our pioneer 
ancestors — they were all, or mostly all, boat 
people — responded in the same way. 

Question number two was: "HOW did the 
Church people respond? In every church I con- 
tacted there was initial and, perhaps, lingering 
feelings of ". . .Can we do this?"; nevertheless, 
there was immediate evidence of the great 
desire of Christian people to help, to be used. 
This response continues in every church with in- 
volvement. 

My last question was: "WHAT has been the 
effect on your congregation?" Here, too, the 
answers were ALL POSITIVE: "A great bless- 
ing. . ." ". . .we are having a REVIVAL!!", 
". . .our church was known for NOT being 
responsive, but NOW. . .what a change!!", 
"Our church was not interested too much in 
missions, but, NOW. . .!!" More than I can 
report here along the Lord's two-way Highway 
of Blessing. 

At press time there are more churches in- 
itiating procedures RIGHT NOW. 

ED NOTE: OUR MOUNTAIN WORK is 
grateful to Mrs. Lou Wynnfor her research and 
delightful reporting of this exciting ministry in 
some of our churches. Mrs. Wynn is a member 
of Oak Forest Church. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 1979 



Utatuirial (fctfta 



Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 

40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 

• Asheville Presbytery Office 
Telephone (704) 258-8143 



Abrams, Mr. Cyril, Joanna, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard W. Gardner, Hendersonville. 
Allen, Margarette — Amy H. Allison, Horse Shoe, 
NC. 

Allison, Mr. Edwin, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Martin 
Cummingham, Sylva, NC. 

Anders, Mr. R.D., Asheville — Dr. Michael Ward & 
Family, Weaverville. 

Blackman, Mrs. Paul W., Greenville, SC— Mr. & 
Mrs. Walter T. McClure, Ritz Beauty Shop, Preston 
Thomas, Lida T. Duncan, Asheville. 
Bleyler, Mr. P. Austin, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Stuart N. Lewis, Asheville. 

Bradfield, Mr. Alec, Hendersonville — Peggie & Jim 
Horton, Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville. 
Deceased members of family of Mrs. Edith Braine, 
Hendersonville — Mrs. Edith B. Braine, Henderson- 
ville. 

Brown, Mrs. Lelia, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Murry 
Miller, Asheville. 

Bryson, Mr. Holmes — Miss Lacy Young, Asheville. 
Burnette, Lena, Weaverville — Bryan & Ada 
Sheehan, Weaverville. 

Callison, Mr. Frank J., Columbia, KY— Mr. & Mrs. 
Murry Miller, Asheville. 

Carson, Mrs. Ollie Mae, Black Mountain — Mrs. 
Margaret Dillingham, Barnardsville. 
Compton, Mr. Meryl A. — John Calvin Class, West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Cook, Mr. Newton, Falls Church, VA— Mrs. A. P. 
Ledbetter, Hazelwood. 

Crawford, the Rev. Vernon Allen, Black Mountain 
— Mr. Samuel E. Leonard, Miss Carlisle Hoyt, The 
Rev. Browne Hoyt, Montreat. Mr. & Mrs. E.R. 
Gibbs, Black Mountain. 

Crowell, Mr. Russell A., Enka — Rockwell-Ballew 
Unit 2, Arnerican Legion Auxiliary, Asheville. 
Demmette, Mr. James N., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald B. Keith, Hendersonville. 
Ferguson, Helen Ballard, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
W.B. Burgess, Black Mountain. 
Franklin, Mrs. W.A., Sylva— Mr. & Mrs. J.F. 
Dunn, Sylva. 

Goodson, Mr. W.A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
M. Felkel, Leicester. 

Griswold, Mr. John, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Wayne Seppanen, Florence Burgoon, Mrs. Ruth H. 
Allen, Mr. & Mrs. John I. Buckingham, Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Gene & 
Jean Usher, Miss Katherine L. Sonne, Mr. & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. David Johnson, Hendersonville. 
Groome, Mr. W. Jennings Groome, Asheville — 
Jean & Carl Kessler, Mr. Dennis J. Winner, Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert J. Carr, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Joe Britt, Mr. 
& Mrs. J. Alfred Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Godwin, 
Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Lindsay, Mr. & Mrs. William 
Francis, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. R.A. Pinner, Maggie 
Valley. Mrs. Grace Stamey, Waynesville. The Dan 
Bradshaw Family, Richmond, VA 
Gulledge, Mr. Dwight, Columbia, SC— Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard W. Gardner, Hendersonville. 
Hipps, Mr. Sewell F., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Clyde. 

Hoffmann, Mrs. E.L., Wheaton, ILL — Allene 
Harberson, Hendersonville. 

Holtshouser, Launa Honeycutt — Mr. & Mrs. W.C. 
Davidson, Asheville. 

Hunter, Mrs. Joan, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Leon 
Rocamora, Asheville. 

Jarrett, Mr. Victor, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Albert 
F. Kimzey, Arden. 

Jewett, Mrs. Sue Goforth — Mrs. Effie D. Abee, 
Black Mountain. 

Kimzey, Miss Elizabeth, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
L.H. McKay, Flat Rock. Gene & Jeanne Usher, 
Hendersonville. 

King, Mr. Joe G., Asheville — The Rev. & Mrs. 
James L. Jackson, Black Mountain. 
Koch, Mr. Walter, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Everett 
Gibbs, Black Mountain. 

Lance, Mr. Harvey Newton, Hendersonville — 
Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Lewis, Mr. Sam, Charleston, SC — Col. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. H. Mack Jones, Mrs. 
Stanley Capps, Asheville. 



Lusk, Mr. Brack, Salem, SC— Mr. & Mrs. Peter 
Eberle, Brevard. 

MacFie, Mr. J. A., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. E.F. 
Camenzind, Brevard. 

McClellan, Mr. Thomas G. — St. Genevieve-Gibbons 
Hall School, Inc., Asheville. 

McFadden, Mrs. Eva, Hendersonville — Lucille 
Wilson, Hendersonville. 

McGuirt, Mr. — Gene & Jean Usher, Hendersonville. 
McLean, Mr. Port H., Charlotte — Mr. & Mrs. Lacy 
H. Thornburg, Webster, NC 

Meadows, Mrs. N.R., Brevard — The Rev. & Mrs. 
Ben F. Ormond, Brevard. Allene Harberson, 
Hendersonville. 

Moody, Mrs. Grace N., Milledgeville, GA — Mrs. 
Mildred B. Ray, Florence & Harry Reeves, Andrews. 
Moxley, Mr. James, Jr., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Arnold Powell, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 
Hendersonville. 

Mynatt, Mr. Walter W., Gatlinburg, TN— Mr. & 
Mrs. John P. Dosier, Mr. & Mrs. John S. Mountney, 
Asheville. 

Nanney, Mrs. Ruth Hipps, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Clyde. 

Nicholson, Mr. H.J., Horse Shoe — Miss Mary A. 
Bishop, Cedar Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Holden, 
Mrs. Fred Fullam, Don & Willie Fullham & Children, 
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Allison, Horse Shoe. Mrs. Katy 
Hooper, Mrs. Helen McMahan, Mrs. Virginia Stepp, 
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company Photo Products 
Dept., DuPont Research & Development Group, 
Brevard. Olin Corp. "A" Shift Film Finishing, Mr. & 
Mrs. Louis Johnson, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. J.B. 
Stansell, Mr. & Mrs. R.G. Fluke, Hendersonville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Lawrence Ashe, Balfour, Margaret R. & Roy 
C. Jones, Etowah Baptist Church, Etowah. Family of 
Polly A. Nicholson, Creswell, NC. 
Ogilvie, Donny, Clanton, ALA — Mrs. Cecil C. 
Swann, Asheville. 

Parker, Mrs., Clemson, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Richard 
W. Gardner, Hendersonville. 

Parse, Mrs. John, San Antonio, TX — June Scroggs, 
Trustees Canton Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. J. 
Samuel Vance, The Emma McNair Bible Class, Mr. 
& Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. 
& Mrs. Otis E. Stepp, Women of Canton Presbyterian 
Church, Men of Canton Presbyterian Church, Can- 
ton. Glenn & Evelyn Robinson, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. 
Jim Long, Clyde, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Clyde. 
Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Montreat. 

Perry, Mrs. E.C., West Palm Beach, FLA — Mrs. 
L.H. McKay, Flat Rock. Gene & Jeanne Usher, 
Hendersonville. 

Rogers, Mrs. Mattie, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. Roy 
Dietz, Canton. 

Simpson, Mr. Joseph, Whitmire, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 
W.C. Breazeale, Asheville. 

Simpson, Mr. Samuel Randolph, Sr., Franklin — 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas I. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Norman 
Blaine, Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. Jack W. Hind, Dan & 
Ferol Yearout, Miss Anna A. Seigel, Knoxville, TN. 
Smart, Mr. David, Clyde — Mr. & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Hendersonville. 

Smathers, Mrs. C.F. — Mr. & Mrs. Carl M. Sawyer, 
Mr. & Mrs. John S. Mountney, Mr. & Mrs. George L. 
Lowry, Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 
Circle #3 of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. 

Smith, Earlene Farrah, West Palm Beach, FLA — 
Gene & Jeanne Usher, Hendersonville. 
Smith, Mr. John B., Hazelwood, NC— Mrs. A. P. 
Ledbetter, Hazelwood. 

Somerville, Mr. W.G., Orange, VA — Mr. & Mrs. 
W.C. Breazeale, Asheville. 

Stepp, Mrs. Bonnie — Mrs. May A. Dunn, Asheville. 
Taylor, Mr. Earl T., Warrenville, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Walker M. Millner, Brevard. 

Taylor, Mrs. R.E., Hendersonville — Allene 
Harberson, Hendersonville. 

Terry, Lawrence Leonard, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ralph Rector & Family, Hendersonville. Dr. & 
Mrs. Paul E. Hill, Flat Rock. 

Weisberg, Mrs. Mac, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Paul E. Hill, Flat Rock. 

Whitmire, Mrs. Carr, Royston, GA — Mr. & Mrs. 
W.C. Breazeale, Asheville. 



Wood, Mrs. W.J. — Mrs. Marvin Joyner, Asheville. 
Wyman, Mr. Frank L., Tampa, FLA — Florence & 
Harry Reeves, Andrews. 

LIVING MEMORIAL 

Birthday Anniversary 
Ward, Mrs. William A., Asheville — Mrs. Clyde S. 
Reed, Jr. & Mrs. Eugene H. Brooks, Sr. 

SPECIAL OCCASIONS 

Annual Memorial 
Ronquillo, Capt. & Mrs. Louis, Sr., New Orleans, 
LA — Norma Ronquillo, New Orleans, LA 

75th Anniversary of the Presbyterian 
Home for Children 




Honoring Dr. & Mrs. Henry Dendy 

From Judge & Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr. 

Melbourne, FLA 



YOUR 
1980 PRESBYTERY BUDGET 

NOTE TO CHURCHES: 

This budget is funded by You. Your ELDERS and PASTORS voted to 
approve these causes. Your church should send benevolence money 
each month to the Presbytery office for these Ministries. 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MISSION CAUSES: $52,800.00 

(See Assembly folder for description of these ministries 
SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA MISSION CAUSES: $36,000.00 

(See Synod folder for description of these ministries.) 



SUBTOTAL 

PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE MISSION CAUSES: 

PRESBYTERY HOME MISSIONS 

elude paying oil or part ot the 



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ADMINISTRATION AND PROMOTION 

These ministries include the 

Our Mountain Work publication 

Administration of Presbyterian Home affairs 

Benevolence and other distributive ministries 

Pastoral oversight and care 

Office of Presbytery -Asheville 

Office of Staled Clerk -Bryson City 
CHURCH RELATED VOCATIONS 

These ministries include the 

Core of Candidates for Gospel Ministry 

The Commission on the Minister Committee 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

These ministries include the 

Camp Little Pisgah Council and others 

Senior High and Junior High work 

Christian Education work- leader Education Opportui 
PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

Ministry of child care and Christian witness in this 

important witness to the young Nurture, both humor 

and spiritual, is provided. This home was founded by 

Asheville Presbytery Churches in 1904. 
MONTREAT ANDERSON COLLEGE 

A ministry of Asheville Presbytery this college provk 

a higher education os a Christ-centered institution 

Asheville Presbytery is the only church judicotory 

which the college has a relationship. 

SUBTOTAL 
GRAND TOTAL ALL MINISTRIES 



$90,800.00 



$40,510.00 



$49,995.00 



$ 2,500.00 



$83,108.50 



$25,800.00 



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$223,827.50 
$312,627.50 



NOTE: EACH CHURCH has received their 
request asking for a commitment to the 1980 
budget. MEMBERS of all congregations should 
know that YOUR PASTOR and your ELDERS 
voted in FAVOR of this budget at the 
PRESBYTERY MEETING. (There were no 
negative votes). After your Budget Committee 
received answers from each Church. . .they will 
(assisted this year by representatives from each 
item on the budget) plan the 1980 Spending 
Budget in late December. 

Each Pastor and Elder were given steward- 
ship materials at PRESBYTERY MEETING ex- 
plaining each of the budgeted items. Be sure 
YOU get the information. There is NO EX- 
CUSE for saying, "I don't know what this is 
for??" INFORMATION is available. . .ask your 
Pastor and SESSION. 




Our Mountain Work 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



USPS 414-880 



Vol. LXXXII No. 12 1 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions December, 1979 



ANDREWS CHURCH GOES SELF-SUPPORTING 

Presbytery Mission Committee Pays off OLD LOAN to Help! 




The historic old Andrews 
Presbyterian Church in An- 
drews, North Carolina, will 
have a new lease on life in 
January 1980. The session, 
congregation, and the 
Presbytery Mission Committee 
worked out a plan to enable 
this church to "be on her 
own." The Oversight Commit- 
tee of the Presbytery's Mission 
Committee, headed up by the 
Rev. Billy Joe Martin, worked 
closely with Ruling Elder Lee 
Nichols of Andrews and the 
session and pastor in setting plans, establishing goals getting ready for 
the 80's. Practically, the group worked out arrangements for the 
Presbytery Mission Committee to "pay off loans to the Presbyterian 
Home which required monthly payments from the church income. This 
will "free up" debt service payments to be converted to general church 
expenses and to benevolences. With this help the session and congrega- 
tion plan to have a "self-supporting" church for the first time in their 
long history. 

The church was organized in 1897 by the then newly formed Asheville 
Presbytery. In 1958 tbe fellowship hall was built, and in 1968 the pre- 
sent manse was erected. During 1976 the Church Sanctuary was 
remodeled into the beautiful worship center it is today. The Rev. Wayne 



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Davis is pastor. The active congregation has worship at 11 A.M., and 
Sunday School is well attended at 10 A.M. The Young People's Chris- 
tian Fellowship meets on Sunday evening with their youth activities. The 
pastor noted that the Baptist and Methodist youth are frequently 
represented at the meetings. The mid-week fellowship program meets in 
homes of the congregation for Bible study and for Christian friendship 
programs. A special event is held each third Wednesday at the church 
with "of fashioned dinner and spiritual refreshment." 

The Presbytery Mission Committee had an executive meeting in 
December to review the work of all aid-receiving churches. Each church 
which receives monthly help from the Mission Committee benevolences 
has an "oversight committee" to give spiritual and practical guidance, 
with the goal set as "growing in Christ." 

The Bethel "C" Church, located at Unaka, North Carolina, had been 
slated for closing at the January Presbytery meeting, but due to renewed 
interest Stated Supply Larry Wilson will continue working with this 
7-member congregation until Spring 1980. The Bethel "H" Church 
(located near Canton and Waynesville) had been unable to meet with 
their oversight committee and were not placed on the funding list for 
1980. 

Cullowhee Church and the campus ministry at Western Carolina 
University were noted and commended for the splendid growth taking 
place there in a "spiritual renewal and strengthening" with university 
students. Oversight Chairman Woodland Johnson reported on this im- 
portant work. 

The Rev. Billy Frank Woods, Oversight Chairman for Hayesville and 
Bethel "C," noted the steady growth taking place at Hayesville since 
Candidate Mitchell Beddingfield began working as their preacher. 

Chaplain James Skelton, Oversight Chairman for Dillingham (Bar- 
nardsville, N.C.) and Ivey Park and Brittains Cove Churches, reported 
on the ministry at those churches. He noted that no one from Ivey Park 
had been able to meet with the oversight committee, but that Pastor 
Dan Carlton was serving Dillingham in a full program. Worship ser- 
vices, Sunday School, mid-week services, youth work, Men of the 
Church and WOC were all active. The church hopes to go "self- 
supporting" in the future. The Brittains Cove Church noted recent 
growth, and plans were formulated at a recent session meeting to "really 
get going in 1980"! 

Other matters of this committee, including the plans for Presbytery 
evangelism for 1980, were discussed by those present. The Rev. Leroy 
Secrest is Executive Chairman for this Presbytery committee. 



PRESBYTERY will MEET TUESDAY 

Jan 22, 1980 at Montreat-Anderson College 

The Annual meeting for Asheville Presbytery will convene in Gaither 
Chapel of Montreat Anderson College with a special worship service. 
The moderator will be elected at that time. Items slated for action at the 
meeting include a review of Sessional Records of all churches. All Com- 
mittees and Agencies of Presbytery will present tentative financial 
reports for the 1979 year. The Committee on Administration will pre- 
sent a proposed SPENDING BUDGET for 1980 to be adopted during 
the meeting. The annual report from the Women of Asheville 
Presbytery will be presented by Maie Minnick. A special prayer time will 
be set aside for the cause of INTERNATIONAL MISSION. Of special 
interest will be the report of the Nominating Committee touching all 
vacancies in Presbytery. The Presbytery will also elect its Commissioners 
to the General Assembly as the FIRST ORDER of business in the after- 
noon. The Commission on the minister will present a person for ex- 
amination by the presbytery to accept the call to Westminster 
Presbyterian Church. Other matters on the docket will come before the 
Moderators committee in early January 1980. Sessions should elect their 
commissioner to this important meeting now. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December, 1979 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in thei 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office; Editor — 40 
Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258 8143 



MALVERN HILLS CHURCH 

The Rev. Howard Moore from Wycliff Bible 
Translators recently shared a morning worship 
service. Mr. Moore is partially supported by the 
Malvern Hills Church and serves as a missionary 
to Brasil where he is an aircraft mechanic of 
jungles, aviation, and radio service. 

The tape ministry of Malvern Hills recently 
started provides tapes to shut-ins on a regular 
basis. College students who request tapes also 
receive them from the Malvern Hills Church. 

Recently the Sunday school classes undertook 
sponsorship of six children and one Bible school 
student. This ministry is to prepare nationals to 
reach and minister to their own people through 
Christian National Evangelism Commission. 

CANTON 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

A Stewardship Supper was held in middle 
November. The 1980 church budget was 
presented and approved at this dinner. The 
following Sunday was Dedication Day. Officers 
of the church' are contacting each member as to 
their responsibilities for pledging and meeting 
the budget. 

Pastor Parse and the Children's Choir will be 
leading worship and singing at Haywood Coun- 
ty Hospital in December over closed circuit 
television. 

Instruction is being held for church officers 
and anyone who wishes to attend on Sunday 
evening. 

OAK FOREST 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Exciting Times As Church 
Revels in the Arts 

Celebrating the talents God freely bestows on 
his people, including his little people, the Junior 
Choir directed by Tom Curry presented the 
Musical "Noah's Ark" written by Mary Tigner 
and Joe Rizzo. The musical was resplendent 
with a moveable ark, colorful animals, lilting 
music and lifting words. Singers were Alan and 
Teresa Morse and Chris and Shelley 
Greenawalt, Alan Brookshire and Deborah 
Dowis. Helping backstage were: sounds, Gerti 
Swain and Chuck Parris, props: Chuck King, 
David McMahan and John Swain, and lights, 
Gary Urbanic. The audience applauded admir- 
ingly. 

On a recent November Sunday from 3 to 6 
p.m. Oak Forest celebrated its first annual 
festival of the arts with music, magic show, 
reading, crafts of all kinds and the Smithsonian 
Bound Cathedral Quilt of Mrs. Willie Bryant. 

BREVARD PRESBYTERIANS SAY YES 

The starving in Cambodia can not be ignored 
and Brevard Davidson River Church is ready 
and willing to help. Since the church World 
Service is allowed to go into Cambodia with 
food and medicine, money has been earmarked 
by individual members to help. Any contribu- 
tions should be marked "Cambodia Emergency" 
and sent to World Service World Hunger, 341 
Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 
30308. 



BREVARD DAVIDSON 

Senior PYFers Reach Out To Kids In Prison 
By A. Kathy Wells - Press Secretary 
Being 15, alone and in prison is not the most 
beautiful way to spend Christmas. The Senior 
PYF'ers intend to do something about it. A list 
is being compiled by Angela Foster, 15, of in- 
mates in North Carolina prisons under the age 
of 18. Each PYFer will write a personal letter 
and share with him or her the true joy and 
meaning of Christmas and also send a small gift. 
Angela hopes that the list will be able to be 
handed out by the Brevard PYFers. But should 
the need arise, other area churches will be con- 
tacted. Christmas is a time to remember all per- 
sons no matter who or where they may be. 




OAK FOREST "LIVE" 

A cast of thousands and one donkey!!!! 

Everyone is invited to drive by Oak Forest 
Church at 880 Sand Hill Road, Enka, North 
Carolina, to see their "Animal . . . People . . . 
Children . . . Angels . . . Carolers . . . Wise 
men, etc.!" Nativity pageant on the church 
grounds Friday and Saturday, December 21-22, 
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A blessed Christmas to all. 

BREVARD DAVIDSON RIVER JUNIOR 
STUDENTS STAGE STARV-A-THON 

On December 14th at 5 p.m. our junior 
PYFers will participate in the 24 hour starv- 
athon. Pledges received will help restock the 
church pantry. A well stocked larder is a 
necessity as we enter the holiday season since a 
hungry family needs to be fed. Although only 
water will be ingested during the 24 hour 
period, teams will enjoy the company of other 
teams in celebration of the end of that "longest 
day" with a feast at the church. To go without 
food for one day will require a determined mind 
and sound spirit ... to the simple ingredients 
the juniors have. 



SWANNANOA F.P.C. 

AFTER THE FACT: 

We had a good "Evening of Praise" 
November 11 at our fund-raising for the 
Presbyterian Home. We want to especially 
thank Rev. Glen McClung and family, Miss 
Donna Lewis, Buckeye Baptist Church, and 
Mrs. Ted Chandler, Black Mountain for their 
participation. 

COMING EVENTS: 

The Swannanoa Church will be observing its 
annual Christmas dinner and party December 
16, with the Presbyterian Home participating. 

A special Communion service will be held 
December 23 during morning worship. 

A church-wide skating party will be held 
December 9 at 5 P.M. 

A Watch Night Service will be held 
December 31 . 

Mr. Martin will be concluding 7 years service 
on the Jr. Hi Presbytery Council. He has 
thoroughly enjoyed working with the young 
people over the years. Also, his term will expire 
as Chairman of the Oversight Committee of 
several aid-receiving churches. 




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Maie Minnick 

WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Planned Council Meeting 

The Council of the Women of the Church of 
the Asheville Presbytery will meet on Saturday, 
January 5th, 1980 at 10:30 a.m. The host 
church for this meeting is the Oak Forest 
Presbyterian Church, 880 Sand Hill Road, 
Enka, North Carolina. All local councils of the 
Women of the Church and their presidents are 
invited to attend. Bring a sandwich and a 1980 
smile!! The Asheville Presbytery WOC Council 
will make reports at this time from the 
nominating committee and finance committee. 
Mrs. Harold Minnich is the Presbyterial Presi- 
dent. 

GRACE COVENANT 

PRESBYTERIAN 

TWO CHRISTMAS EVE 

SERVICES 

On Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 
we will have two worship services. At the 5:30 
service the Christmas story will be portrayed 
through the use of music by the choirs and con- 
gregation; storytelling; and characters to depict 
the drama. Cbildren are encouraged to bring 
canned and staple food to this service; the food 
will be given to ABCCM. 

The sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be 
celebrated at the 11 o'clock service. The offer- 
ing from both services will be given to the work 
of ABCCM. 

SPOTLIGHT . . . 

On Presbytery's Junior High 

The Asheville Presbytery Junior High went on 
a special retreat on November 2 through 3 at 
Assembly Inn in Montreat, North Carolina. 
One hundred youth attended with advisors. 

Special music was played by Miss May Horner 
and the "General Assembly" singers from 
Montreat-Anderson College. Music and recrea- 
tion were provided under the leadership of 
Montreat-Anderson College recreation class. 

Key Note speaker for this conference was 
Mrs. Jo Ann Ellington. Mrs. Ellington is a mis- 
sionary nurse from Zaire. Her husband, Dr. 
John Ellington, is with the American Bible 
Society and does translation work in Africa. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

NEWS 

November 18 was Open House at the 
Presbyterian Home and celebration of the 75th 
anniversary of the Home. Guided tours through 
the Home were given by the children and 
refreshments were served. A program honoring 
Dr. Henry Dendy was presented at the gym- 
nasium on the grounds. A history of the Home, 
prepared by the Rev. David Parks, was 
presented in book form' to all visitors. 

Melanie Hyatt, student at the University of 
North Carolina from the Home, presented a 
portrait of Dr. and Mrs. Dendy on behalf of the 
Board of Trustees. It was hung in the parlor of 
the Home by Mr. Tommy Bell, an alumnus of 
the Home. 




Craig Mathis uses the leaf blower to help clear 
the grounds for the homecoming and open 
house. 

Approximately 500 people gathered in the 
gym for the program, which also included sing- 
ing by the children of the Home under the 
direction of Mrs. Don McKenzie. 




Mike Wiggins, Roy Beaver, and Buddy 
Spillars "take a break" from the job of remov- 
ing leaves from the Home's grounds. 

In the past month we have had six new 
children come to join our family here. They are 
Beth Zellner, Chris Setzer, Kevin Setzer, Darrel 
Peek, Randy Peek, and Dwayne Peek. 




Kelly Little and Rachel Spillars enjoy the 
swings at the Home. 

We are looking forward to a great Christmas 
again this year; with parties planned and the 
church circles planning on making this another 
exciting year for the children. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

By Carlisle Hoyt 

The Leadership Council of Presbytery 
presents to you this chart of books on four sub- 
jects for your use in teaching the Presbyterian 
Heritage in your church. As is shown there are 
books on each of the subjects for each age-group 
(other than some for preschool). The C.E. Of- 
fice of Presbytery will have or assist you in secur- 
ing any of these books. 

PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE SERIES 

Subject Area 

I Worship & Mission 
Kindergarten 

A Very Special Day - Hardie-CLC 
Sunday Morning - Schulz-CLC 
Sheri's Move - Jones- LW 

Elementary 

Our Church at Work in the Pennell and 
Smith-CLC 

Youth-Adult 

Praise God-'79-'80 - Carson & Duba 
The Worshipbook - Westminster Press 
The Book of Church Order- 
Minutes of 119 Gen. Ass. Part I 

Subject Area 

II Doctrine 
Kindergarten 

When I Think of Jesus - Andrews-CLC 
A Boy With A Song - Andrews-CLC 

Elementary 

Jesus Christ, Son of God - Ellis-CLC 
Living As Disciples - CLC-Wilkinson 

Youth-Adult 

The Shorter Catechism - Williamson 
Christian Doctrine - Guthrie 
Summary of Christian Doctrine - Berkho 
Shorter Catechism - Whitecross 
Confession of Faith - John Knox Press 

Subject Area 

III Church Government 
Elementary 

Beginning of the Church - Currie-CLC 
Mystery of Missions - CLC-Wilkinson 
Youth-Adult 

Book of Church Order- 
1979-80 Planning Calendar & Directory 
Minutes of 119 Gen. Ass. -Part II 
-Statistics- 
Subject Area 

IV History 
Kindergarten 

The Book of God's People - Hardie & 

Meek CLC 

(also Mission & Doctrine) 

Elementary 

Story of the Church - CLC-Rudolph-His. 
Growing As Persons-Level 4-Summer 
'79-LW 

Youth-Adult 

A Cloud of Witnesses-Youth Booklet- 
Through the Ages - Thompson (adult) 
Presbyterians: Their History & Beliefs - 
Kuykendall- 
Assembly at Westminster - Leith- 

Additional 

A Study of Catechisms - Dendy-Doc. 
Introduction to Reformed Tradition - 
Leith-History. 

The Lord's Supper in a Presbyterian Con- 
gregation - brochure- 
Baptism in a Presbyterian Congregation - 
brochure- 
(the two above on - Worship) 

— Study Plan — 
The above are resources for actual study for 
each age, on each topic (when resources could 
be obtained). 




The idea is that these elective studies be struc- 
tured for additional study times such as a 
Church Retreat, Family Night studies, a 
Church Family Vacation Church School, or a 
Three Day Special Studies Event. 

Each topic would be chosen for one of the oc- 
casions above, and the additional events plan- 
ned so that all the topics will be covered. For ex- 
ample, Worship & Mission might be the topic 
for study at a Church Family VBS one summer, 
in the winter a retreat for the whole church 
could have the study units on Doctrine; the 
Spring might follow with a six-week study for 
each age at Family Night on Church Govern- 
ment, and in the fall a three-day special event 
might feature the topic of Church History each 
n 'ght. 

ASHEVILLE 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 

has hired new Director of Christian Education 

The First Presbyterian I 
Church in Asheville has 
recently installed a new | 
DIRECTOR OF CHRIS 
TIAN EDUCATION. Mrs. 
Sandra H. Boyd was born in 
Rochester, New York and 
received a Bachelor of! 
Science degree in Health Mrs. "Sandy" Boyd 
and Physical Education. She served as a teacher 
of Dance and Swimming for several years at 
schools in New York and Florida. Recently she 
taught swimming for three years at Newfound 
School in Asheville. Special service with the 
YWCA as a life guard and service with the RED 
CROSS has given her an interesting background 
for her work at First Presbyterian. Mrs. Boyd 
will serve as Youth Advisor as well as Christian 
Educator for the church. Her husband is an 
Elder at First Presbyterian and they have two 
children 13 and 9. 

Progress On Montreal 
Dispute?? 

Judge Robert D. Lewis, who presided over a 
hearing on a proposed settlement between the 
Mountain Retreat Association Management 
Council and the Attorney General of North 
Carolina, filed an order in Buncombe County 
Court Nov. 20 declining to enter the proposed 
judgement. 

The judge also ordered that the case shall be 
calendared for hearing upon filing of a cer- 
tificate of readiness by the parties, which are the 
management council and the Attorney General. 
The court denied the petition for "Amicus 
Curiae" or friend of the court, filed by the Rev. 
Parker Williamson. 

The decision exhausted all out-of-court 
possibilities for the management council, which 
now must go to court in the case. 

In conclusion, the court also stated that it 
had no authority to appoint interim managers 
for the corporation. A lawsuit filed by Kenneth 
Foreman in the summer months centers around 
the trustee issue and is in another judge's court 
in the same courthouse at the same time. 

A year ago, in Nov. 1978, the office of the 
North Carolina Attorney General filed suit re- 
questing a determination by the court whether 
the correct procedures had been carried out in 
the voting of the stock of the corporation for 
election of the management council. It is this 
case that now must be tried. 

This came about as the result of a petition by 
Williamson. The second action was brought by 
Foreman in June 1979 and questions past ac- 
tions in the voting of the stock for election of the 
council, including questions concerning 
minutes of the stockholders. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December, 1979 



iHrttumal (Sifts 



Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 
40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
• Asheville Presbytery Office 

Telephone (704) 258-8143 



Anders, Mr. R. Glenn, Enka— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

W. Smith, Sr., Enka. 

Atkins, Mr. James, Black Mountain — Margaret 

Dillingham, Barnardsville. 

Blackmon, Mrs. Paul W., Greenville, SC— Mr. & 

Mrs. J. W. Southerland, High Point, NC. 

Brown, Mrs. Lelia, Asheville — Mrs. Kytle Williams, 

Asheville. 

Brown, Mr. Melville P., Sr., Spartanburg, SC — 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. John D. 

Findlay, Hendersonville. 

Bryson, Mr. Holmes, Jr., Asheville — Mary Jane 

Pegram, Asheville. 

Buck, Mrs. Pearl, Burnesville — Mary Jane Pegram, 

Asheville. 

Campbell, Mr. John, West Newton, MA — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hendersonville. 

Canipe, Mrs. Verdi Patrick, Spruce Pine — Mr. & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Cheesborough, Mr. John, Jr., Asheville — Sara & 

Phil Cocke, Waynesville. 

Chinook, Mrs. Lucille, Asheville — Mrs. Arnold 

Phillips, Sr., Mrs. Sanford B. Lawson, Preston 

Thomas, Sister Lida Thomas Duncan, Asheville. 

Cooper, Mr. W. Creed — Frank & Anna Cooper, East 

Point, GA. 




The young people sing for CHRISTMAS 
from the Presbyterian Home for Children. 
Director of the Choir is Mrs. Donald McKen- 
zie. 

Crouch, Mr. G.E., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 
Eskridge, Asheville. 

Davis, Mr. George, Swan Quarter, NC — Albert & 
Ruth Kimzey, Arden. 

Davis, Mr. Roy, Canton — Minnie S. Robinson, 
Waynesville. 

Dzierzvnski, Mrs. Valeria, New Haven, CT — Mr. 
& Mrs. Richard D. Roberts, Brevard. 
Evans, Mrs. Bess, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. 
Devlin, Asheville. 

Feaster, Mrs. Stella — Mrs. Frances R. Ferrell, 
Brevard. 

Ford, Mrs. Mary, Hartsville, SC — Mrs. Arthur M. 
Hughes, Asheville. 

Freeman, Mr. Warren, Greenville, SC — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. A. Anderson, Asheville. 

Garren, Mr. G. Fulton, Asheville — Mrs. Geneva H. 
Rodgeirs, Burnsville. 

Gaston, Miss Dorothy, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Gus 
M. Devlin, Ms. Ann Foster Devlin, James Durst 
Devlin, Asheville. 

Goodson, Mr. W.A., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 
Eskridge, Asheville. 

Gouge, Earl, Knoxville, TN — Mrs. Edith G.Jones, 
Key Biscayne, FLA., Mr. & Mrs. John J. Jones, 
Hendersonville. 

Griffith, Madeline M., Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. James H. Parks, Swannanoa. 
Griswold, Mr. John, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
George Klick, Mr. Clifford C. Clifton, Henderson- 
ville. 

Groome, Mr. W. Jennings, Asheville — Gay 
Grimsley Mitchell, Bryson City. Associates of W. Jen- 
nings Groome at Ledbetter Realty: "Butch Benning", 
Jean Farnam, Judy Price, Pat Williams, Jess Ledbet- 
ter and Marie Ledbetter. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Gayle, 
Jr. & Walter Gayle III, Elmore & Elmore, P. A., 
Richard A. Formato, Mrs. Jack Barfield, Asheville. 
Henson, Mr. James Harrison, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack G. McCracken, Waynesville. 



Hollingsworth, Mr. Gordon M., Etowah — Mr. & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Jarrett, Mr. Vic, Asheville — Mildred Anderson, 
Asheville. > 

Johnson, Malcolm, Bluffton, SC — Mrs. S. Grace 
Glisson, Bluffton, SC. 

Kelly, Mrs. — Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Weaverville. 
Kimball, Mr. W. Montgomery, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. W.M. Kimball, Hendersonville. 
Kinkela, Mary, Middletown, Ohio — Women of 
Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
Law, Tillie Starnes, Florida — Margaret Pickens, 
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Sluder, Weaverville. 
Ledbetter, Mrs. Annie, Hazelwood — Adult Bible 
Class, Women of First Presbyterian Church of 
Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hall, Mr. & Mrs. 
Whitener Prevost, Ida Jean Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Jack 
Garner McCracken, Miss Eula Patterson, 
Waynesville. North Carolina Retired Teachers, Can- 
ton. Mr. & Mrs. Cleon Williams, LakeJunaluska. Mr. 
Harris Prevost, Linville, NC. Mr, & Mrs. W.A. 
Watts, Charlotte. Family of Jake C. Ledbetter, Delray 
Beach, FLA. 

Manly, Mr. Otto J. Danville, VA— Mr. & Mrs. 

W.C. Breazeale, Asheville. 

McElhannon, Miss Velma, Waynesville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Robert H. Hall, The Adult Bible Class, Circle 

#1, Women of the Church, all of First Presbyterian 

Church, Waynesville. 

McKinna, Mrs. Gladys, Etowah — Roy, Imogene & 

Kenny Allison, Hendersonville. 

McWhirter, Mrs. Valeria, Blair, SC— Mr. & Mrs. 

Ansley Cope, Mrs. Etta T. Graham, Mr. & Mrs. Fred 

Suddath, Hendersonville. 

McWhorter, Mr. Julian H., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. George W. Caisse, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, 

Hendersonville. 




The Rev. Billy Joe Martin, Chaplain to the 
Presbyterian Home and Pastor of the Swan- 
nanoa First Presbyterian Church takes some 
of the Presbyterian Home Children on a 
special outing on the "Home-Bus". 

Moody, Mrs. Grace N., Milledgeville, GA — Fannie 
B. Pullium, Presbyterian Women of the Church, An- 
drews. Jack & Pat Perry, Marble, NC. 
Moore, Mrs. William C, Sr. — Howard A. Warren, 
The Arnold Phillipses, Asheville. 
Moxley, Mr. James E., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John Jones, Hendersonville, Dr. & Mrs. Paul 
Hill, Flat Rock. 

Newcomer, Mr. J.N., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Corbin O. Williams, Hendersonville. 
Nicholson, Mr. Harry J., Horse Shoe — Mr. & Mrs. 
Herbert Nicholson, Greenville, NC. Rankin, Melvin, 
Euva & Thelma McCraw, Hendersonville. Roy, Im- 
ogene & Kenny Allison, Hendersonville. Sallie G. 
Allison, Horse Shoe, NC. 

Osborne, Mr. Keith — Katherine & R. Glen Snipes, 
Asheville. 

Owl, Mrs. Frell, Cherokee— Dr. & Mrs. WE. Mit 
chell, Mrs. Cecil Plott, Mr. & Mrs. P.R. Bennett, 
Mrs. Esther M. Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Claude 
Douthit, Mr. & Mrs. Horace DeHart, Mrs. Lucile 
Crudup, Mr. & Mrs. C.A. Casada, Bryson City. Mr. 
& Mrs. P.K. Ferree, Cherokee. Mrs. Grace A. 
Stamey, Waynesville. 

Parse, Mrs. John, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Carl C. 
Williams, Mary A. Furness, Mr. & Mrs. Gardner 
Calvin, Canton. 

Patla, Mr. J. A., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 
Eskridge, Asheville. 



Perry, Fara, West Palm Beach, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas A. Brittain, Hendersonville. 
Pouncey, Mr. William Guy, Eufaula, ALA — Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert H. Hall, Adult Bible Class and Circle #1, 
Circle #2, Women of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Ida Jean Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Judd & Fami- 
ly, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Johnson, Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, 
Waynesville. Maggie Elementary School, Maggie 
Valley, NC. 

Powers, Mr. George A., Baton Rouge, LA — Mr. & 
Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, JoAnn Hollifield, Lake 
Junaluska. 

Pulium, Mrs. Jean Bristol — Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. 
Stone, Asheville. 

Ratcliff, Mrs. Dorothy W., Pittsburg, PA — Women 
of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Scroggs, Mr. William, Lebanon, PA — Mr. & Mrs. 
J.Z. Smathers, Atlanta, GA. Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. 
Smathers, Anniston, ALA. Mrs. Maude C. & Jack 
Smathers. Mr. & Mrs. Ray Foster, Rose Hawkins, 
Men's Club of Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton. 
Mr. & Mrs. William Milne. Clyde. 
Simpson, Samuel Randolph — Mr. & Mrs. Herschel 
Glenn Weigel, Knoxville, TN. Aleen W. Fitch, Birm- 
ingham, AL. Mr. & Mrs. Carl Weigel, Lookout 
Mountain, TN. Mrs. James K. Polk, Franklin. 
Smathers, Mrs. Sue, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 
Eskridge, Asheville. 

Smith, Earline, West Palm Beach, FLA — Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas M. Brittain, Hendersonville. 
Smith, Mrs. Joe, St. Petersburg, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. 
R.D. Eskridge, Asheville. 

Smith, Mrs. Margaret, St. Petersburg, FLA — Mr. & 
Mrs. W.C. Breazeale, Asheville. 

Somerville, Mr. Walter G., Orange, VA — Dilling- 
ham Presbyterian Church, Barnardsville. 
Sproles, Spencer A., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John Jones, Hendersonville. 

Stiles, Bruce W. — John Brown & Family, Asheville. 
Streetman, Mr. Fred W., Sr., Hendersonville— Mr. 
& Mrs. Thomas M. Brittain, Hendersonville. 
Tarwater, Mrs. O.R., Knoxville, TN— Mr. Jack G. 
Scroggs, Rose Hawkins, Canton. 
Tate, Mr. & Mrs. Earl, Canton — Betty Lou Tate, 
Canton. 




Presbyterian Home Executive Director Dr. 
Donald McKenzie makes CHRISTMAS 
PLANS with the staff and children of the 
Presbyterian Home for Children of Black 
Mountain, Inc. 

,...2 Thomas M. Brittain, Hendersonville. 

Thompson, Mrs. Ina, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 

Paul Hill, Flat Rock. 

Watt, Mrs. J.B., Charlotte— Mrs. R.E. McClure, 

Asheville. 

Wood, Mrs. Ruth, Columbia, SC— Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Harding, Sylva. 

Woody, Tine, Canton — Gene & Jeanne Usher, 

Hendersonville. 

Zeigler, Mr. Robert C, Jr., Bucyrus, Ohio — Mr. & 

Mrs. Thomas M. Brittain, Hendersonville. 




Our Mountain Work 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 







USPS 414-880 



Vol. LXXXIII No. 1 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions January, 1980 

MONTREAT ANDERSON HOSTS PRESBYTERY 

Annual Meeting Lasts Until Late Afternoon 




Elected to attend the 1980 General Assembly Meeting of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. in Myrtle 
Beach, S.C. are the Reverend Ed. Graham (Pastor of Arden Presbyterian Church), the Reverend Bil- 
ly Frank Woods (Pastor of Waynesville First Presbyterian Church), the Reverend Edward Renegar 
(Pastor of the Mills River Presbyterian Church), the Reverend Calvin Thielman (Pastor of Montreat 
Presbyterian Church). Woods and Renegar are elected principal Commissioners, Thielman and 
Graham are Alternates. The court meeting will take place in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

Westminster Church Calls 
Robert Teed As Pastor 



The Westminster Presbyterian Church on Overbrook Road in 
Asheville, NC has called The Rev. Robert Teed as Pastor. The Rev. 
Teed was examined and officially received by Asheville Presbytery dur- 
ing the afternoon session of the Annual Meeting held on the campus at 
Montreat Anderson College. A large group from the church was present 
to welcome their new Pastor. The Asheville Presbytery appointed a com- 
mission to install Mr. Teed on Sunday evening Feb. 17, 1980 at 7PM. 
The Commission includes Rev. William R. Anderson (to preside and 
propound the questions), the Rev. David Parks and the Rev. Edward 
Graham. Graham will "charge" the Pastor. Ruling Eldersjames B. Pat- 
ton; Robert E. Moss; Wesley J. Potter will serve on the Commission. Mr. 
Patton will read scripture, Mr. Moss will offer the Installation Prayer. 
The Rev. Ed. Berry will be invited to "sit with the commission" and is to 
preach the sermon. The Teeds will be moving here in February from 
York, South Carolina where Mr. Teed served for several years as Pastor. 
Teed was highly commended by his Presbytery for his service there as 
Chairman of the Presbytery Council. The Teeds have a daughter 12 yrs. 
old and a "brand new" son of 1 week! We welcome you to the Presbytery 
and pray that God will bless you and your family and your ministry here 
for many years. 





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President Silas Vaughn of Montreat Ander- 
son College welcomes Presbyters and guests to 
campus for 1980 Annual Meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery. The court enjoyed the gracious 
hospitality of the college campus and 
facilities. Commissioners and visitors were 
guests of Dr. Vaughn for lunch with the 
students on campus in Howarton Cafeteria. 



1980 Stewardship 
Chairman Dean 
presents 
$275,000 Budget 



Ruling Elder Rayburn Dean (Elder from Grace Covenant) presented 
the 1980 Budget to Presbytery Meeting. Dean supported the "facts & 
figures" with a "VISUAL" display of related budget ministry items. The 
court thanked Dean for his thoughtful and complete presentation of op- 
portunity churches have in Stewardship Ministry. Mr. P.K. Feree (Rul- 
ing Elder at Bryson City) offered the motion to adopt this budget. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1980 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office; Editor — 40 
Church Street. Asheville, NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258-8143 



TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN 
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. 

This was the first Christmas in a strange land 
for the two Cambodian families sponsored by 
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville. 
Much of what we did to celebrate obviously was 
not understood, but maybe this year they will 
have a better understanding of our faith and 
culture. Volunteers are using the Laubach Way 
to English, or "Each One Teach One" program. 
This method of working from speech to print 
has proven effective with adults and the tutors 
supplement the curriculum with common every- 
day phrases, names of foods, tools, etc., as well 
as the vocabulary of the Christmas season. 

Trinity's tutor teams work individually with 
each Cambodian, averaging three times per 
week, an hour or so per session. One teacher 
works for two weeks then another teacher takes 
over. Lesson plans and materials are passed 
along to ensure continuity. Sok Kehng, the 
eight -year old who is in the first grade, has her 
lessons reinforced after school by two volunteers 
who work closely with her teachers at school. 
They also help the mother, Mrs. Cheng, under- 
stand the school's activities. 

Tutoring will last at least a year and the local 
technical college, Blue Ridge College, will offer 
training, free of charge, in February. 

The two families are comfortably settled in a 
six-room house which belongs to the Church of 
the Nazarene. Mr. Cheng is working 40 hours a 
week under the CETA program and Mr. Chhay 
is working part-time at the Magic Wok 
Restaurant. Mrs. Chhay's baby is expected in 
March and the 18-month old Sok Heang has 
learned to wave and say "goodbye". Helping 
these families become self-sufficient remains a 
challenge but with the help of the congregation 
volunteers and many from the community, it 
could become a reality sooner than expected. 

BREVARD 

PRESBYTERIAN 

BREVARD, NC 

STAR V-A THON A SUCCESS! 

The Junior PYF's Starv-a-thon on December 
14 and 15 was a roaring success. Our Juniors 
netted a staggering $800 to help restock the 
Church Pantry. 

WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
HOST ANNUAL COFFEE 

To help promote fellowship among our 
Women of the Church and the women of the 
community, the Annual Christmas Coffee of the 
Brevard Davidson River Presbyterian Church 
has become a time of sharing conversation and 
coffee. Refreshments were served to 136 women 
who braved the wet weather on Thursday, 
December 13, 1979, reports Gloria Sanders, 
President WOO 

MRS. INEZ A TKINSON RESIGNS 
On December 31, 1979, Brevard Davidson 



River P.C. members bid a sad farewell to Mrs. 
Melvin (Inez) Atkinson, our church Secretary. 
Mrs. Atkinson (the former Inez Cudd) has 
fulfilled the duties of Disbursing Treasurer and 
played an active role in church activities since 
her arrival on August 5, 1968. Although leaving 
to reside in Lincolnton, North Carolina, Inez 
has graciously agreed to continue as our Church 
Historian. Inez was feted at a surprise gathering 
of all her many friends and well-wishers on Sun- 
day, December 16, 1979. 

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION 

A very special ceremony was scheduled for 
Sunday, January 13, 1980, during the 11:00 
a.m. Worship Service: ordination and installa- 
tion of our New Elders and Deacons of the 
Brevard Davidson River Presbyterian Church. 

OAK FOREST 
PRESBYTERIAN 
ASHEVILLE, NC 

Oak Forest's 60 ± Group started through the 
efforts of the WOC and its president, Maude 
Hudson. 60 ± , a luncheon group that meets 
every Thurs. and is open to everyone, has been a 
smashing success. As many as 39, ages 3 weeks 
to 88 years, female and male, have participated 
in the Bible study, led by the Rev. Dent Davis 
III and June Lamb, the craft classes and soup- 
centered lunch. The Bible study group is now 
"doing" I Peter and the craft classes have just 
finished Christmas decorations, including the 
Advent Wreath, and have sponsored a Fall Arts 
Festival. During the coming cold months, you 
may be sure the 60 + will enjoy warm fellowship 
and hot soup every Thurs. 

CANTON PRESBYTERIAN 
CANTON, NC 

There were two lovely Christmas services held 
in our church during the Christmas season. One 
was the Crismon tree program on Dec. 16. This 
was around the beautiful Crismon tree made 
and decorated by meaningful ornaments. The 
ornaments were all white and emphasized by 
several white poinsettias. The Joy Gift for 
retired ministers was taken at this time followed 
by refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. 

The new thing we did was gratifying. On 
Monday Dec. 17th the officers of the church 
tended the Salvation Army Kettle at Canton's 
First Union National Bank. We rang the bell 
from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. This was a very cold 
day and we had 14 Volunteers, 2 per hour. The 
temperature hardly reached the freezing mark. 
This request was made through the Haywood 
County Ministerial Association. 

JUNE SCROGGS 

PRESBYTERIAN CENTER 
ATLANTA, GA 

The relief to Cambodia continued to climb 
this week (Jan. 11, 1980) to over $212,000 accor- 
ding to reports from the accounting office at the 
Presbyterian Church in the U.S., 341 Ponce de 
Leon Ave., N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 

This was far above the $100,000 hoped for by 
Moderator Albert C. Winn in his appeal to the 
church. However, Jim Cogswell, of the Office of 
World Service and Hunger, expressed apprecia- 
tion "because the needs are even more extensive 
than first believed." 

Cogswell also thanked members of the staff at 
the Presbyterian Center in Atlanta who gave an 
offering of $683 instead of gifts at their annual 
Christmas party. 



MONTREAT-ANDERSON 
COLLEGE NEWS 



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CONCERT CHOIR 
WELCOME ADDITION AT M-AC 

The newly organized Montreat -Anderson 
College Concert Choir is having a busy and suc- 
cessful year. Arlen Clarke, director, and his 
thirty-seven auditioned singers have presented 
two concerts at the college - a concert of sacred 
music on November 2 and a Christmas Candle- 
light Concert on December 9. They also 
presented a program at the Montreat Com- 
munity Christmas service, which was jointly 
sponsored by the college, the Mountain Retreat 
Association, the Historical Foundation, the Bil- 
ly Graham Evangelistic Association and the 
Town of Montreat on December 10. 

Churches are issuing invitations to the choir 
as well. They have presented sacred music at 
First Baptist Church, Asheville, and are 
scheduled to sing at William Memorial 
Presbyterian Church and Mallard Creek 
Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, Covenant 
Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, 
and at First Baptist Church in Black Mountain. 
The choir sang at the January 1980 Presbytery 
meeting. 

In the spring another concert at the college is 
scheduled, and a week-long tour is planned dur- 
ing spring break. 

STALEY LECTURER 

February 4-6 should prove to be an exciting 
time at Montreat -Anderson College as the 
Staley Lecture Series brings Jay Kesler to the 
campus. Mr. Kesler is president of Youth for 
Christ International, with whom he has been af- 
filiated since 1955. Author of youth -oriented 
books such as / Want A Home With No Prob- 
lems and Too Big To Spank, Kesler is also heard 
daily on over 100 radio stations carrying his 
"Family Forum." 

Visitors are welcome to hear Mr. Kesler at 
7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 2, and Tues- 
day, Feb. 3. 

URBANA 79 MISSIONS CONFERENCE 

Twenty-four Montreat -Anderson students 
and four staff members attended the Urbana 
'79 Missions Conference held at the University 
of Illinois at Urbana December 27-31. The 
theme for the conference was "That All Nations 
Might Believe and Obey Jesus Christ." 
Outstanding speakers such as Billy Graham, 
Elisabeth Elliott, John Stott, and Luis Palan, 
daily Bible studies and an opportunity to talk 
with hundreds of missionary agencies made the 
trip "five days in the cause'ofGodjs work ... to 
learn and discuss options for work overseas." 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME 
NEWS 




Cheryl Buhrmaster watches while Mark 
Mathis takes some time to swing. 

The children had a fabulous Christmas 
thanks to the many churches and church circles 
who provide a Christmas for them. Because we 
had so many new children this year who had 
never had a Christmas with us before there was 
an additional air of anticipation. As packages 
were handed out there were lots of "oohs" and 
"ahh". 

The children then spent their Christmas 
vacation with parents and relatives or with 
church friends. We do appreciate those who 
made this year's Christmas such a nice one. 

Mr. McKenzie and Ms. Holman appreciate 
the opportunity to speak to different groups 
during this time of the year. Both have spoken 
to different Presbyterian churches to present the 
needs of the Home and to let those who make 
the Children's Home possible know what hap- 
pens here. Also, Ms. Holman had the oppor- 
tunity to speak to the Black Mountain Kiwannis 
club, and Mr. McKenzie spoke to the Asheville- 
Buncombe County Ministers group. 



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Sheila Spillars and Melissa Hunter enjoy 
doing a balancing act on the seesaws at the 
Home. 




CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Written by Carlisle Hoyt 

New in the office for teachers of children are 
four listings which show how to best use the 
famous and well used Arch Books. At this time 
there are 102 of these books, which counts set 
#17 which is just on its way to the bookshelves. 
With so many, one lady, Joyce Jeske, knew what 
a problem this posed for teachers to know where 
the one was for stories of Jacob, that is, without 
looking through all of them. Though we might 
know the name of the subject to study, the name 
on the book would be quite different than the 
subject term of "exodus", for instance. 

Joyce Jeske made up four listings which run 1) 
by sets; 2) by subjects, 3) by Biblical references; 
and 4) by the alphabet. These are in the C.E. 
Office of Presbytery and may be borrowed by 
any teacher or parent at anytime. 

Another new item in the C.E. Office here at 
Presbytery Office is an attractive tall book with 
big illustrations for children entitled "Carlos 
Discovers Change. " It helps children to see that 
change often means growth. Carlos is a cactus 
who lives in Arizona. The illustrations can be 
colored by the children hearing the story. 
Enough of these books have been bought to sell 
to you and they are only fl.00 apiece. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY ADOPTS 1980 SPENDING BUDGET 
AS FOLLOWS: 


GENERAL ASSEMBLY 


$ 50,400,00 


SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 


36,000,00 


PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 


74,000,00 


MONTREAT ANDERSON COLLEGE 


24,000,00 


Committees with Internal Budgets 




CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE 


11,700.00 


PRESBYTERY MISSION COMMITTEE 


30,000.00 


ADMINISTRATION S PROM. COMMITTEE 


47,600.00 


CHURCH RELATED VOCA. COMMITTEE 


1,500.00 i 


GRAND TOTAL 


I 275,200,00 



SENIOR HIGH COUNCIL 

Reported By Rev. Bill Serjack 

The Asheville Presbytery Senior Youth Coun- 
cil sponsored its Fall Rally December 7-9, 1979 
at Windy Gap, North Carolina. The rally was 
very successful with some 190 young people and 
50 advisors and guests in attendance during the 
weekend. (Total attendance 240) 

The theme of the rally was "Look What 
You've Got" based on the first chapter of John. 
The sub -themes were "A God Who Loves You" 
(JOHN 1:1-2 and JOHN 3:16), "A Christ Who 
Saves You" (JOHN 1:14) and a "Spirit Who 
Guides You" (JOHN 3:6-8). The speaker was 
Rev. Stephen Brown, Pastor of Key Biscayne 
Presbyterian Church in Miami, Florida and the 
concert was given by Mr. Jerry Limpic of Los 
Angeles, California. 

Through the courtesy of the Billy Graham of- 
fice in Montreat, the films Joni, The Hiding 
Place and Time to Run were also shown. 

Planning for the Spring Rally has begun and 
all members of the Council are participating. 

Letter to the Editor 

The Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 
"Our Mountain Work" 
40 Church St. 
Asheville, N.C. 

Dear Rev. Anderson, 

The Office of Continuing Education at Duke 
University is developing a roster of retired scien- 
tists, engineers, and other related professionals 
and planning a conference on May 1 to explore 
new possibilities for these professional people to 
continue their careers or launch new ones after 
retiring. I am enclosing a background sheet 
which gives more complete information about 
this effort. 

In order to reach as many eligible retirees as 
possible all across the state I would like to ask 
your help with any publicity you might be able 
to give, such as an article in your newsletter. If 
you could ask everyone interested in par- 
ticipating in the program to contact me, I 
would then send each person the questionnaire 
we need to have filled out. 

Exploring new ways to utilize our rich 
resource of retired professionals in this state is a 
number one priority for the 80s, and I would 
certainly appreciate any support you could lend 
this initial endeavor. 

Cordially, 

Sallie Holden Simons 

Associate Director - Continuing Education 

Duke University 

Durham, NC 



MEMORIAL GIFTS 

(CONTINUED FROM BACK PAGE) 

Reinbold, Morgan, Oley, PA — Mr. & Mrs. R. 
Ned Morris, Asheville. 

Rhodes, Mr. John E., Edneyville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Ryan, Mr. A.O., Sr.— Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 
Smart, Brevard. 

Sargent, Leslie W., Concord, NH — Mr. & 
Mrs. John S. Mountney, Asheville. 
Scheunert, Mr. Roy A., Hendersonville — The 
Ralph Rectors, Hendersonville. 
Simpson, Mr. Samuel R., Franklin — Mr. & 
Mrs. Walton R. Smith, Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. 
Joseph C. Thornton, Morristown, TN. 
Smith, Mr. J. Virgil, Waynesville — Dr. & 
Mrs. Alan Brown & Family, Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph Prevost, Adult Bible Class of First 
Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
Smith, Mrs. Mable, Waynesville — Mrs. Clark 
Phillips, Laguna Hills, CA. Mrs. E.L. Warren, 
Asheville. 

Stiles, Bruce, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Paul 
Sharp, Raleigh. Mr. Thad Hill, Durham. 
Stokes, Mr. William N.— Mr. & Mrs. W.C. 
Harlow, Asheville. 

Summers, Mr. Jon, Orlando, FLA — Mr. & 
Mrs. C.J. Vandenhoogen, Asheville. 
Tate, Mr. Joe, Sr. — Mrs. Lillian J. Justice, 
Canton. 

Terry, Mrs. F.S., Asheville — Judge & Mrs. 
Tom Waddell, Jr., Melbourne, FLA. 
Thomas, Mr. Harry, Bryson City, NC — Mr. 
& Mrs. Jack Estes, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
Woodard, Bryson City. 

Thompson, Mr. Bruce, Virginia Beach, VA 
—Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, Flat Rock. 
Trevidick, Mrs. Melvin, Jackson, MI — Mrs. 
Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 
Walker, Mr. James M., Greensboro — Adult 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesville. 

Webb, Mrs. E.V., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
F.R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Webb, Mrs. Leonard, Weaverville — Mrs. 
John C. McDowell, Weaverville. 
Wheeler, Mr. Clarence — Shumate-Taylor Bi- 
ble Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Winstead, Mr. Raymond, Jacksonville, FLA 
— Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Judd, Waynesville. 
Witherspoon, Mr. Zeb V., Arden — Mr. W. 
Cloud Hicklin, Arden. 

ANONYMOUS GIFT HONORING 

Mr. Robert F. Colwell, Brevard, NC 

CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS 

Taylor, Mrs. Leonora Patterson, Gastonia — 
Mrs. Elisabeth Love More, Black Mountain. 
Smithson, Mr. N.D., Sr.— Mr. N.D. Smith- 
son, Jr. — Mrs. Sara A. Smithson — From 
Marianna S. Williams, Asheville. 
Smithson, Mr. N.D. — Smithson, Mrs. N.D. — 
Smithson, Mr. N.D., Jr. — Capps, Mr. Stanley 
P. — From Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Asheville. 
IN MEMORY OF 
DECEASED LOVED ONES 
FROM— Mr. & Mrs. J. Norman Barnett, 
Asheville. 

LIVING MEMORIALS 

Shelby, Mr. John A., Hazelwood — From — 

Women of First Presbyterian Church, 

Waynesville. 

Shelby, Mr. & Mrs. John, Waynesville — Carl 

& Belle Ratcliff, Waynesville. 

SPECIAL MEMORIALS 

McNeill, Mr. & Mrs. Milton, Asheville — 

From — Mr. & Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Asheville. 
Donaldson, Colonel Thomas Q. — From — Mrs. 
Thomas Q\ Donaldson, Etowah. 

SPECIAL GIFT FOR THE 

MEMORIAL FUND 

FROM— Mr. & Mrs. N.W. Jaynes, Waynesville 



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January, 1980 



fMrttuinal (Sifts 



Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 
40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801 
• Asheville Presbytery Office 

Telephone (704) 258-8143 



Allen, Mr. William, Black Mountain — Mr. 
James R. Robinson, Asheville. 
Arnold, Mr. Kenneth E., Kansas City, MO — 
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Stone, Asheville. 
Bleyler, Mr. P. Austin, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert S. Webb, Jr., Asheville. 
Boyd, Mr. Julius J., Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Henderson ville. 
Brown, Ruth I., Asheville — Alice F. 
Laubach, Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. 
Brown, Mrs. Willa C, Black Mountain — 
Grove Stone & Sand Branch of B.V. Gravel & 
Sand Co., Swannanoa. 

Buchanan, Mr. W.R., Rome, GA— Mr. & 
Mrs. Joseph Maxey, Hendersonville. 
Bunn, William C. and Michael C, Bryson 
City — Felix & Nelle Potts. 

Busher, Mr. W. Curtis, Decatur, ILL — Col. 
P.H. Waggoner. Hendersonville. 
Campbell, Mrs. Alma, Martinsville, VA — Mr. 
& Mrs. C.L. Epley, Jr., Asheville. 
Carter, Mr. Jerry, Kingsport, TN — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Clark, Rev. Levi S., Asheville — The Raymond 
Nicholsons, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Barnes, Mrs. Ada Allison, Pisgah Forest. 
Clark, Rev. L.S., South Carolina— Mr. & 
Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 
Cole, Mrs. Mary, Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Alfred F. Tyson, Black Mountain. 
Coleman, Annie Mildred, Asheville — 3-M 
Class, Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Coleman, Mrs. J.O., Asheville — Graham & 
Nancy Price, Asheville. 

Culotta, Mr. Mike, Fresno, CA — Bo & Charlie 
Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Curtis, Mr. Commodore, Waynesville — Adult 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesville. 

Dechman, Mrs. Betty, Macon, GA — Hayes- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Hayesville. 
Desmond, Mrs. Frank, Bristol, RI — Mrs. 
Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 

Draving, Miss Helen, Winter Park, FLA — 
Miss Katherine L. Sonne, Hendersonville. 
Duckworth, Mr. William Walter, Brevard — 
Mrs. Walter F. Hart, Sr., Brevard. 
Dzierzynski, Mrs. Valeria, New Haven, CT — 
Mr. & Mrs. Wolfgang Selle, Mr. & Mrs 
Howard Barnes, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. Ar- 
thur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Eberle, Mary Jane, Brooklyn, NY — Mr. & 

Mrs. Peter Eberle, Brevard. 

Edwards, Mr. Floyd, Bee Log, NC— Mrs. 

Geneva J. Rodgers, Burnsville. 

Evans, Mr. Samuel, Greenville, SC — Mr. & 

Mrs. J.S. Carpenter, Brevard. 

Feaster, Mrs. M.M., Sr., Brevard — Mr. & 

Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. 

Davis, Brevard. 

Fenwicke, Mr. Chester, Brevard — Mrs. Frank 

Ferrell, Brevard. 

Foster, Mr. Ernest B. — Mrs. E.B. Foster, 

Caledon, Ontario, Canada. 

Gaines, Mr. William A., Tryon — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Gibson, Mr. Carrool E., Bryson City — Felix 

and Nelle Potts, Bryson City. 

Giles, Mrs. Bess, Brevard — Mrs. Ada Allison, 

Pisgah Forest. 

Goode, Mr. Carthul, Henrietta, NC — Mr. & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Griffin, Miss Lillian — Mrs. E.B. Foster, 

Caledon, Ontario, Canada. 

Groome, Mr. W. Jennings, Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. James R. Hawkins, Charlotte. Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert S. Webb, Jr., Asheville. 

Haake, Mr. Robert, Skoki, IL— Mr. & Mrs. 

John S. Mountney, Asheville. 



Hamrick, Mrs. Miles Floyd, Sr., Gastonia — 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry F. Green, Sylva. 

Harper, Mr. Harry L., Weaverville — Mrs. 

Louise E. McMillan, Mr. Barney Gradman, 

Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, W. Jay & Catherine 

S. Trull, Graham & Nancy Price, Friends at 

UNC, Asheville. , Doris & Dick Garrison, Mrs. 

John C. McDowell, Mrs. E.L. Curtis, Robert 

Curtis, Clara Gaddy, Mr. & Mrs. George B. 

Martin, Weaverville. 

Henderson, Mr. Jack, Richmond, VA — Mrs. 

Everett Scroggs, Canton. Sorting & Packing of 

American Enka, Enka. 

Hill, Mrs. Preston, Brandon, FLA — Mrs. 

Frank Ferrell, Mrs. Walter F. Hart, Sr., Mr. & 

Mrs. George T. Spicer, Mr. & Mrs. E.B. 

Matheson, Brevard. 

Hinds, Louise — Mr. & Mrs. Henry B. Hib 

bard, Southbury, CT. 

Hook, Mr. V.B., West Columbia, SC— Mr. & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Hornsby, Mrs. Susie — Mrs. Gladys O. Wade, 

Black Mountain. 

Horton, Mrs. Laura, Canton — Miss Mary 

Furness, Canton. 

Howie, Mary Neely, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Frank Clodfeiter, Asheville. 

Hughes, Mrs. Wilfa — Mrs. Vance O. Ayers, 

Mrs. Mary Chandler, Mrs. Mabel Moore, Mrs. 

Helen Devine, Asheville. 

Jewett, Mrs. Sue G. — Mr. Wesley W. Rowe, 

Black Mountain. 

Jones, Mr. J. Paul, Asheville — 3 M Class, 

Women of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville. 




Mrs. Georgia Haynes, Dietitian for the 
Presbyterian Home, also finds spare minutes 
to "hem up that little girl's dress" and fix up a 
"Rip" in the youngsters blue jeans. Waiting 
outside the door (and not in the picture) is a 
staff member wanting one of her famous 
"Home-made" fried apple pies! 

Kelly, Mrs. Elsie, Asheville — Circle #1, 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Kennedy, Peyre, G., Spartanburg, SC — Mr. & 
Mrs. James H. McDuffie, Hendersonville. 
Kirk, Mr. David C, Sr., Livingston, NJ — 
Mr. & Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Brevard. 
Lancaster, Mr. Frank, Asheville — Mrs. James 
W. Bradley, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Cox, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. Murry Miller, Mr. & Mrs. William 
T. Harris, Mr. & Mrs. John B. Schifflin, Mr. & 
Mrs. Emmett Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Kendall 
Leemon, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Ellery R. Baxter, Mr. 
& Mrs. H. Mack Jones, Katherine Torrence, 
Mr. & Mrs. John S. Mountney, Mr. & Mrs. 
W.C. Breazeale, Allen W. & Charlotte M. 
Meierhoefer, Virginia O'Shaughnessy, Mrs. 
Leslie Cobb, Mr. & Mrs. John P. Dosier, 
Frances Sayre, Mr. & Mrs. Haslet W. Rogers, 
Asheville. Mrs. Thomas M. Phillips, Lexington, 
KY. 

Lancaster, Mr. Ros, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 



Ledbetter, Mrs. A. P., Hazelwood — Mrs. Mary 
Lou Moody, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Watkins, 
Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Swofford, 
Cowpens, SC. 

Ledford, Mr. Sam — Mr. & Mrs. Whitener 
Prevost, Waynesville. 

Leitzke, Mr. Herb, Dearborn, MI — Mr. & 
Mrs. Wade Elliott, Asheville. 
Leonard, Mr. Samuel, Montreat — Mrs. R.E. 
McClure, Asheville. 

Long, Mr. Lynn Julian, Asheville — Mr. J. A. 
Miller, Asheville. 

MacArthur Infant — Mr. & Mrs. William F. 
Taylor, Asheville. 

MacFie, Mrs. J. A., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Ar 
thur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Manges, Mrs. — Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Montreat. 
Mankins, Mr. James, Asheville — Mrs. Stanley 
Capps, Asheville. 

Mason, Richard Nelson, Swannanoa — Mrs. 
Helen R. Gray, Asheville. 

Maxted, Mr. George L., Erie, PA — Mr. & 
Mrs. Theodore Heyer, Mamie & Thayer 
Church, Hendersonville. 

McCollum, Margaret, Arkansas — Dr. & Mrs. 
Paul Hill, Flat Rock. 

McCombs, Mrs. Dorothy, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Hendersonville. 
McConkry, Mr. J. A., Tarboro, NC — Mrs. 
R.E. McClure, Asheville. 

McWhirter, Valeria, Blair, SC— Kurt C. & 
Helen Drews, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 
Hendersonville . 

Merchant, Miss Laura, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. F.R. Donoho, Florence I. Ryan, Circle 9 of 
First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Arnold 
Phillips, Graham & Nancy Price & Leslie, 
Women's Bible Class of First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Mr. Roy C. Price, Selma, 
NC. Rev. & Mrs. A.G. Price, Statesville, NC. 
Miller, Mrs. "Mickie", Asheville — Mrs. 
Geneva H. Rodgers, Burnsville. 
Millington, Mrs. Lester T., Burlington, VT 
— The Ralph Rectors, Hendersonville. 
Milward, Mrs. Dollie, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Mrs. Edith Braine, 
Hendersonville. 

Moore, Mr. Calvin, Horse Shoe — Mr. & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Moore, Mrs. William C, Asheville — Mrs. 
Elizabeth W. Bryson, Mrs. Louisa W. Sanders, 
Asheville. 

Morgan, Mr. Millard, Leicester — Mr. & Mrs. 
John S. Mountney, Asheville. 
Murray, Mr. Otha, Roxboro, NC — Mr. & 
Mrs. Vernon Brown, Jr., Asheville. 
Nichols, Mr. William, Asheville — Women of 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Noland, Mr. Eugene, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
H.J. Runnion, Fletcher. 

Nicholson, Mr. Harry J., Horse Shoe — Cum- 
mings Memorial Young Adult Class, Fletcher. 
Orr, Mrs. R. Homer, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
J.S. Carpenter, Mrs. Frank Scruggs, Mr. & Mrs. 
L.C. Poor, Brevard. 

Owl, Mrs. Frell, Cherokee— Mr. & Mrs. Ed- 
ward D. Ebert, Champaign, ILL, Mrs. Delia B. 
Owl, Noble, OK, Mr. & Mrs. Phil Brintnall, 
Bryson City, NC. 

Phillips, Mr. Paul Dombey, Cullowhee — Mr. 
& Mrs. Otis Stepp, Circle #4 of Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Women of Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. 
Powell, Mr. J.C., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Powell, Mrs. Nancy Redfern, San Antonio, 
TX— Mrs. Helen J.C. McClure, Mrs. Waldo 
Lanning, Hendersonville. 

Prutzman, Mr. Earl, New York — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert Kimzel, Arden. 

Pullium, Mrs. Jean, Andrews — Mrs. R.E. Mc- 
Clure, Asheville. Mrs. H.R. Williamson, Mr. & 
Mrs. Alton M. Faires, Charlotte. 
Rasson, Mr. Glen, San Gabriel, CA — Mr. & 
Mrs. Perry Allison, Brevard. 

(CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) 




Our Mountain Work 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 






Pray 
For 

Hostages 



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Vol. LXXXIII.No. 2 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions February, 1980 

MODERATOR'S COMMITTEE 
HAS PLANNING MEETING 



An important planning meeting for Asheville Presbytery took 
place when Moderator Rev. Billy Frank Woods called together 
some of the leadership of Asheville Presbytery on Wednesday, 
February 13. The Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of the major Ex- 
ecutive Committees of Asheville Presbytery, along with former 
chairmen and others, met at Waynesville First Presbyterian 
Church for lunch and a working session of planning for 1980. Ex- 
citing goals were outlined by several of the committees. The 
Church-Related Vocations Committee and Mission Committee 
outlined several possible activities designed to benefit clergy and 
laity in areas of counseling for troubled marriages, etc., as well as 
possibilities in evangelism. The Christian Education Committee 
Chairman noted plans for reviewing the aim and scope of the 
work of the committee and all its councils. Candidates Committee 
Chairman and the Commission on the Minister Vice Chairman 
outlined tentative plans to enrich the scope of the relationship of 
the candidates and all those areas where the Commission on the 
Minister touches the life of the people in Asheville Presbytery. 

1981 SYNOD HEARINGS COMPLETE! ! 

Martin - Anderson - Shelor - Woods attend 
on behalf of Asheville Presbytery Committees 

The hearings for "Budget Requests" from all the SYNOD OF 
NORTH CAROLINA causes were completed in two ACTION- 
PACKED days! 

Rev. Billy Martin, who serves on the Synod Budget Council, 
Rev. Richard Shelor, who serves on Asheville Presbytery Ad- 
ministration Committee, Moderator Rev. Billy Frank Woods, and 
Presbytery Executive Rev. William Anderson all participated in 
the hearings in Raleigh on Feb. 20-21, 1980. Rev. Bob Hender- 
son, P.K. Feree, and Bill Sessler were unable to attend. 

A summary of the hearings and a tentative 1981 proposed Mis- 
sion Budget and the tentative funding apportionment for 
Asheville Presbytery will be mailed to the Presbytery Office for 
distribution to all members of the Moderator's Council and ap- 
propriate committees. 

Presidents Wireman, Perkinson, Stair, Spencer, and Executive 
Directors of the Presbyterian Home in High Point, the Barium 
Springs Home, and others made presentations, answered ques- 
tions, and noted 1981 projections and plans. Other areas of Synod 
Ministry had representatives who outlined plans for 
PRESBYTERIAN NEWS, Campus Ministries, and Media 
Ministries. CAM/CORA and the N.C. Council of Churches also 
made presentations. Continued on Page 2 



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Executive Secretary Anderson reminded the group that each 
committee should meet immediately for the purpose of organizing 
its activities for 1980. The Manual of Asheville Presbytery (13:4) 
says that "Each Executive Committee will organize itself into sub- 
committees., .as deemed necessary to accomplish its assigned 
responsibilities. " Anderson further noted, "...The establishment 
of Councils and the appointment of their Chairmen shall be ap- 
proved annually by Presbytery." He noted that the April 1980 
meeting, which will take place at Appalachian Hall Psychiatric 
Hospital in Asheville, will have as part of the docket a mandate 
that each of the Executive Committees would present "an outline 
of its organization and goals... for approval by Presbytery. " 

Moderator Billy Frank Woods was commended on preparing a 
special meal for the group. The large group present agreed by 
consensus that this was a wonderful way to start 1980 in a positive 
way where "nobody was mad at anybody" and the challenge of the 
Gospel could be fleshed out into goals for 1980. 



NEW PIPE ORGAN 

Installed At Black Mountain Presbyterian!! 




The Reuter Organ Company of Lawrence, Kansas, will com- 
plete the installation of a new pipe organ at the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church in Asheville Presbytery during March of 
1980. This magnificent new instrument has been a project of the 
church for the last two years. Mrs. Polly Cooley is the chairman of 
the committee, and the Rev. Richard Shelor is pastor of the 

church - Continued on Page 2 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February, 1980 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office; Editor - 40 
Church Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258 8143 



RICEVILLE 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

At our family night supper on January 20, 
1980 we had as our guest Andre' Muange. This 
student from Warren Wilson College is a native 
of Zaire. Muange spoke regarding his native 
country and told something of the Mission 
Work being done there. 

At our family night supper on Feb. 17, we 
had a special FILM STRIP on the CHRISTIAN 
work in the Middle East. A special look at 
"ISLAM'' was the topic of the night. Witness 
season emphasis is the theme for the month. On 
Ash Wednesday the Riceville Church and the 
Bethel United Methodist Church shared a wor- 
ship service. 

WESTMINSTER 
PRESBYTERIAN 



The Westminster Women of the Church are 
sponsoring an INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS 
EXHIBIT at the church on Saturday March 15, 
1980. This event begins at 10 A.M. and ends at 
6 P.M. 

Several missionaries plan to be on hand to 
share their knowledge, teaching techniques and 
Tools of the particular field. ALL CHURCHES 
and FRIENDS are INVITED to "Drop-In" dur- 
ing the day. 



BREVARD 
PRESBYTERIAN 

Starva-thon Up-Date 
In just three months a Cambodian orphanage 
in Thailand increased from zero to five hundred 
orphans. Our Junior PYF's opted to send the 
$675 proceeds from their December 14th 
Starva-thon to help feed and care for these or- 
phans. The Juniors of Brevard Davidson River 
realize that hunger is an on-going concern and 
will continue to send small items such as health 
kits and keep the lines of communication open 
with person to person correspondence. 

Senior PYF's Out-Reach Ministry 
Although the hustle and bustle of the 
holidays are but a faint memory, the Senior PYF 
group at Brevard Davidson River is keeping the 
spirit of the season alive. Many teens, residents 
of Willow Lane School, Columbia, South 
Carolina, (Division of S.C. Department of 
Youth Services and Correction) received 
Christmas letters and small gifts as a program of 
out-reach ministry was initiated by our Seniors. 
It was announced by Mrs. Kinda Brooks, Senior 
PYF Advisor, that this project will continue to 
lend support through teen to teen cor- 
respondence. 



SEARCH COMMITTEE 

SEEKS MISSIONARY 

DIRECTOR 

The Mission Board Search Committee for a 
new director of the Division of International 
Mission held its initial meeting in Atlanta 
January 10-11. The committee will engage in a 
period of hearing from various persons regard- 
ing the qualifications needed by the new direc- 
tor. 

The committee is open to receiving sugges- 
tions concerning the profile of the director and 
names of potential candidates for the position. 
Please send such to Mission Board Search Com- 
mittee, 341 Ponce de Leon Ave., N.E., Atlanta, 
Ga. 30308. The term of the present director 
ends in 1981. Application deadline is May 15, 
1980. 

NEW PIPE ORGAN 

Continued from page 1 

Organists and serious musicians will be in- 
terested in this two-manual instrument. The 
manuals will have a simulated tracker-feel 
touch. The pedalboard, which is built to 
American Guild of Organists standards, has 32 
notes from CCC to G. The stops and couplers 
are controlled by drawknobs which are placed 
on either side of the manuals. The inter-manual 
couplers are controlled by tilting tablets and are 
placed over the top manual. 

Those attending worship at the church and 
those coming to concerts there will be treated to 
great music from the following combinations. 
On the Great Organ will be the following stops: 
8' Principal, 8" Gedackt, 4' Octave, 4' Kop- 
pelflote, 2' Flachflote, a III mixture, and an 8" 
Trompette. The couplers to Great will include 
Great to Great 16, Great Unison Off, Great to 
Great 4, Swell to Great 16, Swell to Great 8, and 
Swell to Great 4. The Great Organ is unenclos- 
ed, and presents a beautiful addition to the ar- 
chitecture of Black Mountain's traditional 
church interior. 

The Swell Organ consists of 8' Rohrflote, 8' 
Gemshom, 4' Spitzflote, 2-2/3' Nasat, 2' Prin- 
cipal, 1-3/5' Terz, II Cymbel, and 3' Hautbois. 
The couplers include Swell to Swell 16, Swell 
Unison Off, and Swell to Swell 4. 

The Pedal section, which is all unenclosed, 
has an exciting and brilliant set of ranks, which 
include 32' Resultant, 16' Subbass, 8' Octave, 8' 
Subbass 4' Choralbass, 4' Subbass, 16' (Gt.) 
Trompette, 8' (Gt.) Trompette, 4' (Gt.) 
Trompette. The couplers to pedal include 
Great to Pedal 8, Great to Pedal 4, Swell to 
Pedal 8, and Swell to Pedal 4. 

The congregation is looking forward to the 
first sounds from this magnificent instrument, 
which should be ready in late March. A special 
dedication service is planned. 

SYNOD HEARINGS 

Continued from page 1 

Later the group reviewed a statement of 
Receipts and Disbursements for the 1979 
Mission Causes in Synod. Anderson met on 
Monday with the other Presbytery Ex- 
ecutives for review and mutual sharing of 
ideas, events, and ministries. 

The proposed Asheville Request will be 
reviewed at the March 5 meeting of the 
Moderator's Committee in Waynesville, 
N.C. Dr. Silas Vaughan is expected to 
make the 1981 General Assembly Mission 
Funding request to the group. It is ex- 
pected that tentative plans for this 
ministries will be approved at the April 
1980 meeting of Asheville Presbytery. The 
Synod's Coordinating Council reviews and 
recommends to Synod on April 30, 1980. 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

NEWS 

by 
Lynn Holman 

The kids have enjoyed the days they were out 
of school because of the snow. They spent a lot 
of time sledding, building snowmen and having 
snow ball fights. 




Pam Mathis occasionally finds herself in a pot of trouble. 
Pam is in first grade. 

We had four youngsters on the honor roll for 
this past grading period. They were: Darlene 
Wiggins, Beth Zellner, Kelly Little, and Joy 
Bell. Congratulations to each one of them. Beth 
has also been selected for the Junior Beta Club, 
the national junior high honor club. 




Darrall Peek sits on the front porch of the Home, just 
waiting for someone to see how cute he is and take his 
picture. He also is in first grade. 

The Home's laundry is in the final stages of 
being completely remodeled. The old building 
has had new windows and doors put in, the 
walls paneled, and carpeting. Two new dryers 
have also replaced the one industrial dryer we 
had been using. New heating units were also in- 
stalled. Mr. McKenzie has estimated that the 
total cost of the project will be recovered in 
lower energy costs in one year to eighteen 
months. Watch for next months Mountain 
Work for pictures. 



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Chris Setzer peers around the wall of the Home. Chris is a 
first grader. 

This past Saturday the younger children at- 
tended the Ringling Brothers circus in 
Asheville. This is always one highlight of the 
year that the kids look forward to. 



Jan. 1980 

Entered as second class mail a[ I he Post Office ai Asheville, N.C, under 
the act of March 3, 1879. Second class Postage paid at Asheville. N.C. 
28802. 

Published Monthly at Asheville. N.C. By 

Asheville Presbytery 

40 Church Street . Asheville. N.C. 28801 

Rev William R Anderson. Editor 

Telephone 704 258 8143 

Change of Address Requested 
Subscription Price: $1 00 Per Annum 



February, 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Written by Carlisle Hoyt 

There is a 16mm color film, Story Line 
Series, by Annie Vallotton, the Swiss il- 
lustrator of the Good News Bible, entitled 
Hosanna Day which is available from the 
American Bible Society. This would be 
grand for Psalm Sunday showing for your 
church. The vivacious artist/narrator tells, 
sings, and event yodels as she presents the 
events on giant panes of glass as she draws. 
The rental fee is $6.00 and the film can be 
obtained from Film Rentals, Audio- 
Visuals, 1111 Lancaster Avenue, Rose- 
mont, Pa. 19010. Purchase can be made 
from the American Bible Society, Films, 
1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 for 
$30.00. Lead time must be allowed for 
either rentals or purchase of the item. 

The movie lasts for six minutes and 
would need accompanying hymns and 
scripture. A discussion of the reactions and 
feelings of the people on Psalm Sunday 
should follow. This is a most attractive 
movie and well-worth scheduling for some 
church function in your congregation. 
Please telephone me (258-8143) at the 
Presbytery C.E. Office if I may help you. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL NOW 
200 YEARS OLD 

The Sunday School movement began in 
England in 1780 and the Christian Education 
department of the Division of National Mission 
of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. will 
observe the 200th anniversary this year. 

The department of the General Assembly 
Mission Board has already prepared "Happy 
Birthday Sunday School" folders to go out with 
materials being readied for the Sunday School 
anniversary. 

Originally, Robert Raikes in England started 
the program to help street waifs and it was a 
social action project. The information going out 
will include a play called "The Ragged Regi- 
ment" which is an intergenerational play and 
will be ideal for church night suppers or other 
events. 

The church and the child will also be stressed 
during the Sunday School anniversary as a 
follow-up on the International Year of the Child 
which is just ended. 

Some recent surveys have shown a drop off in 
Sunday School attendance and other surveys 
have shown that where the Sunday School drops 
off, the church membership dropping often 
follows. An effort is also being made to ask local 
sessions to declare a Sunday School Sunday once 
a year, or once a month. 

Those desiring more information may contact 
Henrietta Wilkinson, 341 Ponce de Leon N.E., 
Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 



FREE! 

Norton Dendy has a cassette tape 
library of over 400 sermons, Bible 
studies, and lectures on preaching. 
Anyone wishing to borrow any of these 
may do so by contacting him at 
669-6560. Well-known preachers like 
Peter Marshall, James Stewart, Charles 
Allen, Wallace Hamilton, Bill Elliott 
and others are on the list. 



MONTREAT-ANDERSON 
COLLEGE NEWS 

The Church/College Council of 
Montreat-Anderson, which is comprised of 
PCUS ministers and their wives have 
established two awards of interest to the 
local congregation, a scholarship and an 
award for Bible teaching. 

The $2000 Church/College Council 
Scholarship will be awarded to an entering 
freshman at the college, without regard to 
denomination, who will demonstrate 
outstanding knowledge of the Bible 
through testing and interviews. It is a two 
year scholarship, provided the recipient 
maintains an acceptable grade point 
average overall and a 3.0 in Bible courses. 

Deadline for applications, which may be 
obtained by writing to the Admissions Of- 
fice, Montreat-Anderson College, Mon- 
treal, NC 28757, is April 14, 1980. The 
tests and interviews will be held on April 
19, 1980, and the recipient will be an- 
nounced the same evening. 

The Zoulean Anderson Award for 
Distinguished Service in Bible Teaching in 
the Local Church will be presented to a lay 
member of the PCUS who is nominated by 
his or her minister on the basis of (1) active 
and faithful service in voluntarily teaching 
the Bible in an outstanding manner, (2) 
knowledge of and ability to communicate 
truths of both the Old and New 
Testaments, (3) ability to relate Biblical 
principles to present day living and (4) 
demonstration by example the validity of 
Biblical teaching. 

This award honors Miss Zoulean Ander- 
son, beloved former Bible teacher at the 
College, who in her retirement is actively 
engaged in teaching Sunday school and Bi- 
ble classes and serving as Bible moderator 



in her hometown of Florence, SC. The 
award will be presented at the annual 
meeting of the Church/College Council in 
October. 

Any minister wishing to nominate a per- 
son from their local church may request an 
application from the Office of Church 
Relations, Montreat-Anderson College, 
Montreat, NC 28757. Deadline for ap- 
plications is April 30, 1980. 



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COME TO THE 
FAIR' 



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I. Media Mastery — Rated G. 

Audiovisual help as you try your hand at movie, 
overhead, slide, filmstrip projectors; cassette 
recorders, posters, bulletin boards 

II. Mealtime Makings — Staff of Life 

Menus and food for Passover, Lenten, Commu- 
nion, Easter meals 

III. Materials and Modeling — Crafty Ideas 

Who's too old for playdough, clay modeling, 
fingerpainting, learning centers, banners? 



Recipes for success; 
resources 



demonstrations, practice, 



Time: 3-5 p.m., Sunday March 30 

Place: First Presbyterian Church, Asheville 
Fellowship Hall 

A flyer and registration form has been sent to each 
church; sign up now! 

fl.00 registration fee per person to cover cost of 
materials 

BRING one or two or three "samples" of a creative ac- 
tivity that you have used. We'll share all our activities 
on a display table. And don't forget to bring direc- 
tions for your activity if others would need these to use 
your idea. 

This Fair is being planned by several churches in the 
Presbytery and all are welcome. (Call Sandy Boyd 
(253-1431) if you have questions.) 



The Council 

of 

The Christian Education Committee 

of 

Asheville Presbytery 

presents 

FAMILY FORUM 

with 

BILL AND KATHY CLARK 




Of Marriage and Family 

Institutes of Tampa, Fla. 

MARCH 14-16, FRI.-SAT. 1980 

of Lutheridge Assembly Ground. . Arden 



Put a Glow in your Marriage: 

"Elements of a good marriage" 

"Relations = Life" 

"Communicating" 

"True Love is..." 

"How to have a happy husband/wife' 

"Sexual Joy in Marriage" 

"What Every Child NEEDS" 



Who can come? a minimum of one family per 
church — husband and wife, no children this 
year. 

Cost: $66.03 (per couple)* 

For More information & registration 

Call Rev. Howard Shockley 

1-704-258-0903 or contact your 

pastor 

*all linens provided & 

great home cooked meals & 

hot & cold running water! 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February, 1980 



IHntuirtal (£tfta 



ALDRIDGE, MRS. CHARLES, CHESTER, PA.— Mr. & 

Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville. 
ALLEN, MR. — Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Travis. Spartanburg, 

SC. 
BARTON, MR. RICHARD D., HENDERSONVILLE— 

Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber. Jr., Hendersonville. 
BEASLEY, MR. R. H., ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. How 

ard Runnion, Fletcher. 
BELL, MR. CLIFTON A., ORLANDO, FLA.— Mr & 

Mrs. Paul Hambly. Bryson City. 
BENNETT, MR. RAYMOND, BREVARD— Mr. & Mrs 

AlvinJ. Patterson, Brevard. 
BOWDEN, MRS. HUGH, HENDERSONVILLE— Dr & 

Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Hendersonville. 
BUCHANAN, MR. GRAHAM, S., JR., VIRGINIA— 

Women of Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 
BURLESON, MR. DREXEL GUINN, HAMPTON, VA. 

-Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
CALVIN, MRS. ELSIE B., NEW LONDON, CN— 

Mrs. Martha C. Furness, Mr. & Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Can- 
ton. 
COLEMAN, MRS. J. O., ASHEVILLE— First Presbyterian 

Luncheon Group. Asheville, Circle #3 of Weaverville 

Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
COMPTON, MR. MERYL— Auxiliary to N.A.L.C. #1205, 

Asheville. 
CUDD, MR. RODNEY, JR., ASHEVILLE— Iris B 

Williams, Asheville. 
CUTHBERTSON, MR. WILLIAM ROY— Mrs Ida G 

Morgan, Mrs. H. A. Reister, Asheville. 
DAVENPORT, DOROTHY KITCHENS. HAYESVILLE 

— Mrs. Tom Gray. Hayesville. 
DAVES, MRS. BLANCHE HIPPS, MEMPHIS, TN— Mr. 

& Mrs. R. Ned Morris. Asheville. 
EDWARDS, MR. BILLY, BRYSON CITY— Senator & 

Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
FEASTER, MRS. STELLA ALLISON, BREVARD— Mr 

& Mrs. John L. Rhyne, Brevard. 
FITZSIMONS, MR. FRANK L., SR., HENDERSON- 
VILLE— Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Keith. Hendersonville. 
FORSHAW, MR. W. H., JR., ASHEVILLE— Mr & Mrs 

Charles L. Russell, Brevard. 
FRANKLIN, MRS. W. A., HENDERSONVILLE— Dr 

& Mrs. L. B. Barber, Jr., Mrs. Walter Pike. Mr. & Mrs. 

Thomas D. Clark, Dorothy Davis Blackwell, Mr. & Mrs. 

Walter Davis. Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. Murray, Mrs. D. B. 

Green, Mrs. L. B. Barber, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Kurt C. Drews, 

Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas. Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. 

Pearce, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. 

Williams, Mrs. Laura J. Greene, Mr. & Mrs. William 

McKay. Economy Drug Store. Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher. all 

of Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Max & 

Martha Quillcn. Harriman. TN. Mrs. Louise G. Seavor, 

Greenville, TN. Miss Margaret Dizney, Mr. & Mrs. H. M. 

Fields, Pleasant Hill, TN. Mrs. Louise S. Meacham, 

Huntersville. NC. Mrs. Joe O. Peterson, Atlanta, GA. Mrs. 

Julia M. Street. Winston Salem, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Robert 

Hinsdale. Travelers Rest. SC. 
FULLBRIGHT, LULA GLAZENER, BREVARD— Mr 

& Mrs. Arthur Smart, Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Russell, Mrs. 

A. O. Kitchen, Brevard. 

FUTRELL, MRS. ELLEN ARMISTEAD, ASHEVILLE 

— Friends at the Heritage, Mr. Richard Hodges, Mr. & 
Mrs. Mark Boatwright, Marjorie & John Maynard, Mrs. 
Edward Hays Reynolds. E. Alex Reynolds, Mrs. Eunice S. 
Tarpley, William Tarpley, Elizabeth Tarpley. Mr. Charles 
E. Boineau, Anna Walton Powell, Mrs. L. R. Rawls. Sr., 
Mrs. Cliff Aull, Mr. & Mrs. A. Marvin McClure. Mr. & 
Mrs. Max Dickman. Mr. Rudolph C. Barnes, all of Colum- 
bia. SC. James & Virginia Futrell. Capron. VA. Miss Eva 
Clark, Mr. & Mrs. Herman H. Deal, Asheville. Milton & 
Katherine Futrell, Courtland. VA. 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $_ 



In Memory Q\_ 



name of deceased 
Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, An- 
niversary, etc.) give details [or acknowledgement. 
Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address . 



complete address for mail, please 

Donor's Name 

Donor's Address 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home. 10 Church Street, 
Asheville, NC. 28801 

(Acknowledgement curds will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above) Telephone: (104) 
258-8143 



GETTYS. MR. WILLIAM L., ASHEVILLE— The Singer 
Company, Kearfott Division, Accounting & Data Process- 
ing Departments, Black Mountain. NC. 

GLEASON, MRS. ALICE, MOUNT VERNON, 
OHIO — Mrs. T. C. Gray. Hayesville Presbyterian Church, 
Hayesville, NC. 

GOODSPEED, MR. ROBERT F., HENDERSONVILLE 
—Mr. & Mrs. George Klick. Dr. & Mrs. A. B. Chidester, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Brant, Mr. & Mrs. Spencer E. Cram. Mr. 
& Mrs. Donald B. White, Mr. & Mrs. Cedric S. Hill, Mr. & 
Mrs. C. F. Graf. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark. Dr. & Mrs. 
Robert B. Hay, Mr. & Mrs. P. E. Carver, Mr. & Mrs. C. H. 
Sproat. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Rickert. Mrs. Charles H. 
Vaughan, Mr. & Mrs. Clifton W. Miller. Mr. & Mrs. 
Donald W. Fetters, Isabel Moore, Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Mayer, 
Mrs. C. D. Brown. Mr. & Mrs. Neal Swentzel Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert Van Wagner, Mr. & Mrs. George Bolton, Mr. & 
Mrs. George A. Bond. Jr.. Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & 
Mrs. Philip R. Milroy. Mr. Norman D. Scott. Mr. & Mrs. 

A. E. Petermann, all ol Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
W. Will.ams, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Lehman, Dr. & Mrs. Paul 
E. Hill, of Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Nabor, Menlo Park, 
CA. Mrs. Agnes H. Holt, Kalamazoo, MI. Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold J. Rusch, Oshkosh. WI. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 
Goodspeed. Maryville. MIS. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh O'Dougher 
ty. Lakewood. CO. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Shallberg & Fami- 
ly, Eas Calais, VT. Mrs. Anne H. Casady, Palo Alto. CA. 

HAMMOND, MRS. GLADYS, BOICE, IDAHO— Mr & 
Mrs. J. S. Carpenter, Brevard. 

HAMMOND, MR. HAROLD, HENDERSONVILLE— 
Mrs. Ethel M. Murray, Hendersonville. 

HARRISON, MR. GEORGE C, PITTSBURGH, PA.— 
Dorothy H. Clark, Shumate-Taylor Class of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church. Asheville. 

HENDERSON, MR. JACK, RICHMOND, VA— Mr & 
Mrs. F. E. Shull, Canton. 

HILL, MRS. CATHERINE SANDS, BRANDON, 
FLA— Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Russell, Mrs. A. O. Kitchen, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Carpenter, Brevard. 

HOOVER, MRS. MARY A., GREENVILLE, SC— Mr & 
Mrs. John S. Mountney, Mrs. Lucille I . Pace, Mrs. Mark 
Sumner. Sr.. Mrs. Stanley Capps, Mr. & Mrs. W. C. 
Breazeale, Asheville. 

JAQUITH, MRS. DOROTHY FOSTER, HENDERSON- 
VILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Smart. Brevard. 

KEITH, MRS. AGNES, WEAVERVILLE— Mr. & Mrs 
Paul Smith, Fayetteville. Mrs. Greta Smith. Candler. 
Roberta &J. D. Pond. Belleville. MICH. Roy Watts & Bon- 
nie Watts, Avon Park, FLA. Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Donoho. 
Mrs. Louise E. McMillan. Mr. & Mrs. Jack W. Keith. Mr. 
& Mrs. W. Jay Trull, Craham & Nancy Price, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. William A. Arrowood, Jr., Mrs. E. 
L. Curtis, Robert Curtis, Mrs. John C. McDowell, Richard 
& Margaret Roberts. Mr. & Mrs. Rirhard Garrison 
Reynolds & Margaret Revis, Weaverville. 

KELLY, MRS. H. B., HENDERSONVILLE— Mrs Wal 
tcr Pike, Mrs. L. H. McKay. Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher all of 
Hendersonville. 

LANCASTER, MR. FRANK, ASHEVILLE— Mrs Roy H. 
Kerr, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Rex Davies, Black Mountain. 

LAUGHTER, MRS. MARTHA, HENDERSONVILLE 
— Katherine L. Sonne. Hendersonville. 

LAUSSUQ, MRS. HELEN T., PHILADELPHIA, PA 
— Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Lewis, Asheville. 

LOUTHIAN. MRS. JOSEPHINE HOUSTON, ASHE- 
VILLE— Mrs. R. Alexander White, Asheville. 

MAC FIE, MR. JEFFREYS A., SR., BREVARD— Mr 
Robert L. Oatcs & Family, Brevard. 

MC MINN, MR. NATHAN, BREVARD— Mr. & Mrs 
Arthur M. Smart. Mr. & Mrs. Lucian Deavor. The Ray- 
mond Nicholson Family. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gustafson, 
Brevard. Dr. & Mrs. Leonard B. Barber, Jr., Henderson- 
ville. 

MERCHANT, MISS LAURA E., ASHEVILLE— Circle 
Hi ol West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC Mr. 
& Mrs. John R. Merchant. Sequim. Washington. 

MILLER, DR. LLOYD D., MARION— Mr & Mrs W. C 
Breazeale. Asheville. 

MITCHELL, MR. JAMES R., JR.. CHATTANOOGA, 
TN — Mr. & Mrs. Gary Flatow. Ringgold. GA. 

MOONEY, MASTER CHRISTOPHER ERIC, BRE- 
VARD— Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart. Brevard. 

NICHOLS, MRS. BETSY— Mr. & Mrs. Burton Ostcen. 
Swannanoa. White Insurance Agency. Inc. of Black Moun- 
tain. 

PHILLIPS, PAUL DOMBEY, CULLOWHEE— Mr & 
Mrs. F. E. Shull, Canton. 

POWELL, MISS PAULINE, ASHEVILLE— Circle fT 1 of 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

RAGAN, MR. BRAD, SR., SPRUCE PINE— Dr & Mrs 
Mitchell Hachett. Fletcher. 

RIEGER, MR. LEO F., WAYNESVILLE— The Judge 
Charles McDarris Family, Wayncsville. 

SMITH, PETER J. O., ASHEVILLE— Colonel & Mrs 
Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 

SNYDER, MISS ESTELE, JOHNSON CITY, IN.— 
Armelda & Tate Barlow, Canton. 

SPEARS, MRS. RESSIE, HORSE SHOE— Dr & Mrs 1. 

B. Barber, Jr.. Hendersonville. 

SRONCE, MR. JOHN, ASHEVILLE— Helen Boh & Dick 

Gray, Mrs. Mamie W. Aiken, Asheville. 
TAYLOR, DAVID L. M. — Mr. & Mrs. Stuart N. Lewis, 

Asheville. 
THOMAS, MR. LELAND C, BREVARD— Mr & Mrs 

Charles L. Russell. Brevard. 
THRASH, MR. JOSEPH W., LA GRANGE, GA— Mr. & 

Mrs. John S. Mountney, Asheville. 
WAKEFIELD, MRS. HOYT, DURANT, OK— Mrs R 
E. McClure, Asheville. 



WALPOLE, MRS. E. H. SR., ST. JOHNS ISLAND, SC— 

Lucian & Lucy Deavor, Brevard. 

WATTS, MRS. ETHEL, SUMTER, SC— Mr & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Milne, Clyde. 

WEBB, MRS. E. V., WEAVERVILLE— Ivy Hill Baptist 
Church, Circle tt$. Ladies Bible Class, Women of Weaver- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. George 
Whitehead, Cindy & Jimmy, Graham & Nancy Price, of 
Asheville. Myrtle McClure Reed. Virginia McClure, Mar- 
shall. NC. Mr. & Mrs. Jerry C. Lohr, Akron. Ohio. 

WEBSTER, MRS. ANNA, TERRA ALTA, W.VA— 
Lillian Boineau, Augusta, GA. 

WEST, LESTER, ENKA— Mr. Frank P. Scott, Asheville. 

WIKE, MR. EDWIN RAY, BREVARD— Mr & Mrs Ar 
thui Smart, Brevard. 

WINSTEAD, MR. RAYMOND, JACKSONVILLE, FLA 
— Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Summerrow, Hazelwood. 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
YOUR CALENDAR 

MARCH 4— CE COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE 
MEETING, 5:30 P.M., S & W Cafeteria, 
Asheville Mall 

MARCH 4— ADMINISTRATION & PROMO- 
TION COMMITTEE, 6:30 P.M., Quincy's 
Steak House, Asheville — P.K. Feree and Bob 
Henderson 

MARCH 5— MODERATOR'S MEETING, 11:30 
A.M., First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville 

MARCH 8— MINISTERS' WIVES LUNCHEON, 

11:30 A.M., at the home of Mrs. Glen McClung, 
11 Captians Dr., Rt. 2, Candler. 

MARCH 11— A. V. COUNCIL MEETING, 
12:30 P.M., Canton Presbyterian Church 

MARCH 11, 12, 13— ENERGY CONFERENCE 
AT MONTREAT 

MARCH 15— INTERNATIONAL MISSION 
WORKSHOP, 10:00 A.M. -6:00 P.M., 

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Asheville 

MARCH 20— CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COM- 
MITTEE MEETING, 6:00 P.M., S & W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall. Contact: Rev. Billy 
Martin, Chairman 

MARCH 20 — PRESBYTERIAN MISSION COM 
MITTEE MEETING, 6:30 P.M., S & W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall 

MARCH 27— SYNOD'S HIGHER EDUCATION 
MEETING, 10:30 A.M., Raleigh 

MARCH 30— TEACHER EDUCATION FAIR, 

Asheville First Presbyterian Church 

APRIL 8— PRESBYTERY MEETING, 9:30 A.M. 

Appalachian Hall Psychiatric Hospital, 
Asheville — The Rev. David Nash, host 

APRIL 10 — BUDGET AND AUDITS 
MEETING, 10:00 A.M., Synod of North 
Carolina, Raleigh 

APRIL 12— CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUN 
DAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS 
TRAINING MEETING 2:00-5:00 P.M., 

Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Asheville 

APRIL 15-16— PRESBYTERIAL WOMEN OF 
THE CHURCH ANNUAL MEETING, 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church host — Asheville 

APRIL 30— SYNOD'S COORDINATING COUN- 
CIL in Raleigh 

MAY 16-18— PRESBYTERY SENIOR HIGH 
RETREAT, Camp Rockmont 

MAY 24— PRESBYTERY JUNIOR HIGH 1-DAY 
MEETING, Camp Little Pisgah 

JUNE 3— CE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

MEETING — Time and place to be announced 

JUNE 10-11— SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
MEETING, Queens College, Charlotte 

JUNE 17— CE COMMITTEE MEETING — Time 
and place to be announced 

JUNE 20, 21, 22— SYNOD OF NORTH CARO- 
LINA MEN'S CONFERENCE, Lees McRae 
College 

JULY 8— SUMMER MEETING, ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY (No host church yet) 

JULY 24— COORDINATING COUNCIL OF 
SYNOD 

JULY 24, 25, 26— SMALL CHURCH CONFER- 
ENCE, Montreat 



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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 




USPS 414-880 



Vol. LJ^vX-iii No. 3 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



March, 1980 



YOUR "CHURCH" GIVING RECORD 



How Did You Do??????? 



$The Asheville Presbytery directed the office of 
the Central Treasurer to publish a list of contribu- 
tions by churches in the Presbytery for 1979. The 
figures have been confirmed to your church 
treasurer and session in December 1979. These 
dollar figures are your church's offerings sent to 
fund the budget for ministry which YOUR PASTOR AND SES 



SION voted to support. If you have questions please contact your 
church treasurer. Each church member should be informed about 
plans and budgets for "the Lord's Money." Figures include desig- 
nations for Presbyterian Home, Montreat Anderson College, the 
four executive committees as well as Missionary designations and 
General Assembly and Synod ministry causes. Non-budgeted 
Christian Witness Offering is listed below. 







TOTAL 




PER 


TVJ"-!« 


^* ^^^^ g^ 


• • 






BUDGETED 


MEMBER 


Mis 


sionary Cr 


lvingr 


CHURCH 




BENEVOLENCES 


GIVING 






o 


Andrews 
Arden 




$ 2,696.51 
10,565.00 




$40.86 
17.21 




Listed 




Asheville First 




45,730.71 




40.36 








Bethel (H) 




1,544.36 




67.15 


through 


the 1979 Christian Witness Offering 


Black Mountain 




16,554.89 




56.12 








Brevard -Davidso 


n R. 


22,836.63 
1,300.00 




32.62 
56.52 








Brittains Cove 








Bryson City 




7,561.62 




66.33 








Cantcn 
Cullowhee 




2,701.60 
1,400.00 




21.27 
23.33 




Zop 20 — Malielujah! 


Dillingham 

Etowah 

Franklin 




2,974.00 
2,267.45 
6,584.11 




19.19 
22.45 
28.63 


















Grace Covenant 




26,819.17 




43.47 




TOTAL 


TOTAL 


Hayes ville 




975.00 




37.50 


CHURCH 


PER MEMBER PEL 


Hendersonville First 


8,814.64 




25.18 


Black Mountain 


$15.66 


$4,620.67 


Highlands 




3,070.00 




20.74 


Brittains Cove 


11.13 


256.00 


Ivy Park 




205.00 




20.50 


Ivy Park 


10.00 


100.00 


Kenilworth 




4,478.80 




14.68 


Bryson City 


7.99 


911.00 


Lakey Gap 




3,727.79 




51.77 


Asheville First 


6.05 


6,850.78 


Malvern Hills 




4,700.91 




36.16 


Swannanoa 


4.33 


662.25 


Mills River 




4,116.10 




18.21 


Montreat 


4.12 


1,232.64 


Montreat 




9,800.77 




32.78 


Oak Forest 


2.34 


576.05 


Morrison 




2,228.00 




51.81 


Dillingham 


2.23 


346.00 


Murphy 




272.80 




4.87 


West Asheville 


2.22 


616.50 


Oak Forest 




12,276.81 




49.91 


Riceville 


1.86 


139.32 


Riceville 




2,374.50 




31.66 


Canton 


1.81 


229.25 


Swannanoa 




2,876.50 




18.80 


Kenilworth 


1.49 


454.00 


Sylva 




5,130.76 




45.81 


Brevard-D.R. 


1.48 


1,039.33 


Trinity 




9,022.50 




50.41 


Franklin 


1.29 


296.00 


Waynesville 




5,885.25 




41.45 


Etowah 


.69 


70.00 


Weaverville 




19,981.58 




61.67 


Waynesville 


.62 


87.41 


West Asheville 




7,669.30 




27.59 


Trinity 


.56 


100.39 


Westminister 




12,166.17 




44.40 


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Westminister 


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Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1980 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should maii in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office; Editor — 40 
Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258-8143 



BREVARD PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

by Ms. Kathy Wells 

Our Senior PYF group will participate in the 
Spring Rally at Camp Rockmont on May 16 
through May 18. In keeping the world's hunger 
problem in the limelight, our seniors will con- 
centrate on "Christian Life in a Hungry 
World." Three interesting topics planned are 
"Spiritual Hunger", "Physical Hunger" and 
"Satan's Hunger". Circle these dates and plan to 
join us. 

MILLS RIVER 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

by Ms. Carolyn Kimzey 

We are deeply grateful to God for our new 
pastor, Rev. Edward Renegar, and his wife, 
Ann. 

Seventeen people from Mills River attended 
the World Mission Conference at Gatlinbug. 

The pastor will conduct communicant classes 
on the five Sundays in March. We hope to have 
some new members come into the church on 
Easter Sunday. 

OAK FOREST 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

by Ms. Lu Wynne 

Starting March 30, 1980 through Easter the 
congregation will meet each Sunday evening for 
a light supper and Bible studies by Pastor Dent 
Davis. Program will include "Questions every 
couple should ask about marriage". . .and other 
topics. A nursery is provided and activities are 
provided for children of all ages. 

HAYESVILLE PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

by Ms. Russell Rinehart 

Over a period of weeks, our church group was 
involved in a weekly, midday service under the 
leadership of Mitchell Beddingfield. This 
special service consisted of fellowship and Bible 
study. Before the actual studying of the scrip- 
ture, games were played for the purpose of giv- 
ing a more realistic approach to the lesson. The 
results of this were evident by good attendance 
by both men and women. 

Our congregation recently welcomed into its 
fellowship three new members: Mr. & Mrs. 
Lewis A. Warwick from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
and Mrs. W.C. Davis from Hiawassee, Georgia. 

WESTMINSTER 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

by Rev. Teed 

Special plans are being formulated for a vital 
YOUTH MINISTRY at Westminster. The 
church young people will be meeting with the 
Session Strengthening of the Church Committee 
and the Pastor to make plans for this exciting 
program. MORE about this in next issue. 



CHURCH EMPLOYEES 
INSURANCE 

1980 Changes Noted 

Two major developments in health care 
insurance were among the significant items 
approved by the Board of Annuities and 
Relief at the meeting Feb. 29, 1980. 

The board approved the introduction of 
a conditional group dental insurance plan 
conditional upon the subscription of a 
minimum number of employees. With em- 
phasis upon diagnostic and preventive den- 
tistry, the plan will become effective July 1 , 
1980, provided a minimum of 2,000 
employees are enrolled. 

The Asheville Presbytery office learned 
this information from an Atlanta news 
release on March 7, 1980. 

SWANNANOA 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

by Rev. Martin 

The Rev. Joe Hopper, Missionary to Korea 
will speak at the First Presbyterian Church of 
Swannanoa April 2, 1980. A covered dish sup- 
per at 6:30 is planned. 

The Witness Season emphasis will be express- 
ed during April. The church supports the Rev. 
Summerville, missionary to Korea. 

The "Historical Room" project being built in 
the church building is nearing completion. 
Dedication is planned for HOMECOMING 
DAY Sept. 14, 1980. 

BLACK MOUNTAIN 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Pipe Organ Dedication Concert 

A special dedication service will be held on 
Palm Sunday during the Morning Worship ser- 
vice. The new 20 Rank Reuter Pipe organ will 
be dedicated to the Glory of God in a program 
of sacred music. The first organ concert will oc- 
cur on Easter Sunday afternoon at 4PM in the 
church. Mr. Ted Crist of Westminster Choir 
College will present a program of classical and 
contemporary music. Mr. Crist is the former 
organ master and choir master of the church. 
The public is invited to hear this magnificent 
new pipe organ. The chairman for the organ 
committee is Mrs. Polly Cooley. 

MALVERN HILLS 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

by Rev. McClung 

On the evening of Feb. 3, 1980 the Ben Lip- 
pen Choir presented a concert under direction 
of Ralph Parker. Their musical ministry brings 
praise and honor to Jesus Christ our Lord. 

The film, "I saw Aucas Pray" was shown to 
our Youth Fellowship recently. The movie out- 
lined the ministry of Rachel Saint, a sister of one 
of the five missionaries killed by the Aucas in 
the 1950s. Rachel now lives among the Auca 
Indians and has led to the Lord the very man 
who killed her brother. 

Another special event at Malvern Hills 
recently was our "NEW MEMBERS' BAN- 
QUET". A beautiful time of fellowship. 

Olin and Jean Coleman, missionaries in 
Brazil, write ". . .we are so thankful for the con- 
tinued support and love. . .". "Olin's mother's 
death was not easy for us. . .we rejoice that the 
Lord is real to us and to her." 



WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH 

Plan Annual Meeting in April 

The annual meeting of the Presbytery 
W.O.C. is planned for April 15, 16th. The Rev. 
Dr. Robert Ferguson will be the speaker. 
Ferguson is pastor of Knoxville's First Presby- 
terian Church, and a former chairman of the 
Scottish Council on African Missions. 

Registration begins April 15 at 7:00 PM. On 
April 16, registration begins at 9:30 AM. A 
luncheon is planned after the April 16th 
meeting. Reservations may be made with Mrs. 
CM. Fortune (phone 704 - 252-8370) or with 
Mrs. W.C. Sayre (phone 704 - 254-8370). 

KENILWORTH PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH will be host to this meeting. Located 
on Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC off the 1-40 
and Biltmore Exit. Mrs. Harold Minnick is 
President of the Asheville Presbytery W.O.C. 
Incoming president is Mrs. John Beegle of 
Cullowhee, NC. 



Asheville Presbytery 
Youth Council 

WANTS YOU!!! 

1980 Interview 

Dates: Place: 

April 27-2:30 pm Black Mountain 
Presbyterian 
Church 
May 4-2:30 pm Arden Presby- 

terian Church 
Under the Auspices of the Presbytery Christian 

Education Committee 

Contact Presbytery C.E. Office for information 

258-8143 



Andrews RECOMMENDS... 

General Assembly Meet BIENNIALLY! 

The Rev. Dr. James Andrews, GAMB stated 
clerk for the PCUS made a recommendation to 
the committee on Assembly Operations that the 
General Assembly change to biennial 
Assemblies. 

The recommendation must go to the 120th 
General Assembly. The suggestion is partially 
due to the LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY 
spent on the meeting annually, and partially 
due to the LARGE AMOUNT of TIME spent 
preparing for the event. 

The suggestion is that it become effective in 
1983 with no assembly to be held in 1984. The 
assembly this year will be in Myrtle Beach, SC 
May 30 - June 6. In 1981, the PCUS meets in 
conjunction with the larger United Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S.A. in Houston, Texas. In 
1982, the Assembly will be held in Columbus, 
GA, and in 1983 in Atlanta, again in conjunc- 
tion with the UPCUSA. Commissioners to the 
1980 assembly from Asheville Presbytery are 
Rev. Ed Renegar, Rev. Billy Frank Woods, Rul- 
ing Elder Arthur Oker, and Ruling Elder Ms. 
Grace Munro. Executive secretary Anderson 
will attend as a judicatory observer. A special 
commissioners training school will be held by 
Synod of North Carolina to assist in preparing 
commissioners for this event. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Leader Workshop 

The Leadership Council of Asheville 
Presbytery has planned a CHRISTIAN 
EDUCATION UPDATE program for you. 
Saturday - April 12, 1980 - Begins 1:45 
w/registration. Ends 5 P.M. 

Program takes place at MALVERN 
HILLS PRESBYTERIAN Asheville. 
Subjects to choose from: 

-TEACHER RECRUITMENT & 

TRAINING 
-OPENING EXERCISES & RALLY 

DAY 
-CHOOSING & PLANNING 

CURRICULUM 
-SUNDAY SCHOOL PARTIES & 
PROJECTS 
Lynn Holman - Chairman 
Literature Table available: 

Vacation Bible School 
Workshop 
WORKSHOP planned to assist your 
church in planning for VACATION 
BIBLE SCHOOL activity. Preview of cur- 
riculum materials by PROFESSIONALS 
from the PUBLISHING COMPANIES. 
Augsburg Press - a representative 
from Presbyterian Outlook will 
come. 
Gospel Light a representative from 

the company will come. 
Venture Series - PCUS denomina- 
tional material presented by a 
D.C.E. 
DATE: SUNDAY - April 27, 1980 
TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 PM 
PLACE: Waynesville Presbyterian Church 
— Waynesville, NC 

Senior High Rally 

Spring Rally for Senior High youth. 
Always an exciting event for high -schoolers 
from all over the Presbytery. THEME: 
Christians in a HUNGRY WORLD. 
DATE: May 16-18, 1980 
PLACE: Camp Rockmont (east of Swan- 

nanoa off Hwy. 70) 
COST: $24.00 per person, (a bargain this 

time!!) 
Contact - Lee Fisher - Youth Moderator 
Rev. Jerry Robinson - Council Advisor or 
PRESBYTERY OFFICE. 
SPECIAL BONUS IS ADVISOR TRAIN- 
ING WORKSHOP DURING RALLY 
Advisor training during rally under direc- 
tion of Rev. Bill Serjack & team. Send your 
advisors to this! 

Junior High Rally 

Spring Rally for Junior High youth. 
Come to this special ONE-DAY event at 
Camp Pisgah. Lots of inspiration, fun, 
games and new friends across the 
Presbytery. 

DATE: May 24, 1980 - 10:00AM-3:00PM 
PLACE: Camp Little Pisgah (near Fair- 
view, NC) 
COST: $1.00 (pays for your lunch & 

materials) 
Theme: Junior High Olympics - Speaker 
Rev. Bob Henderson 

Contact: Mrs. John Crawford - Council 
Chairman 669-2630 or Presbytery C.E. Of- 
fice 258-8143 



SCHOLARSHIP MONEY 
AVAILABLE 



Ministers should apply 



In a letter to Presbytery Executive Bill Ander- 
son Mr. James McClure Clarke has outlined the 
following scholarship help. 

The Trustees of the James G. K. McClure 
Educational and Development Fund have 
budgeted part of the annual income from the 
investments of the Fund to be used to help 
ministers in Western North Carolina who wish 
to do advanced study in some aspect of their 
profession. We have assisted several ministers in 
study toward a Doctorate. Others have been stu- 
dying for such things as a Ministry to the Deaf 
or Marriage Counseling or the general field of 
Pastoral Counseling. 

Ministers who are now working in the moun- 
tain counties of North Carolina may apply to 
James McClure Clarke, Secretary, James G. K. 
McClure Educational and Development Fund, 
Inc., P.O. Box 1490, Asheville, N.C. 28802. 

The application should contain a short state- 
ment of the course of study that the individual 
wishes to undertake, including the number of 
years which may be required to complete the 
course of study involved. A tentative budget 
should be in the letter of application. 

If the application is approved by the Fund's 
Scholarship Committee, payment of the grant 
will be made directly to the institution where 
the study is to take place. 

ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
MEETING 

APPALACHIAN HALL HOSPITAL 

COMMUNION SERVICE 

9:00 AM REGISTRATION 

REV. DAVID NASH HOST PASTOR 

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1980 

PRESBYTERIAN HOME 
NEWS 

by Lynn Holeman 

We welcome a new little girl to our fami- 
ly here at the Home. Stephanie Massey is 
seven years old and in the first grade. She is 
quickly settling in and making herself right 
at home with the others. We are very pleas- 
ed to have her and hope that she enjoys 
herself here. 

Sunday, March 16, the Young Peoples 
class from Grace Covenant Presbyterian 
came to visit the Home and have explained 
to them how we operate. The group was 
under the direction of Ms. Ellen Dozier. 

Our dining room is undergoing remodel- 
ing. Besides new windows and doors, the 
ceiling is being lowered and new tables will 
replace the ones that have been serving us 
for several years. The remodeling is under 
the direction of Mrs. Charles Rawls, one of 
our board members. 

Sports are again in the forefront as 
spring arrives. The softball teams at both 
Owen High School and Black Mountain 
grammar have been chosen. Karen 
Buckner is a member of the Owen High 
team and Darlene Wiggins serves as the 
team manager. At Black Mountain Kelly 
Little, Cheryl Buhrmaster, Karen Howard, 
Rachel Spillars and Beth Zellner made the 
school team. Keila and Karla Buckner are 
the team managers. 




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WHO Is GOING To 
General Assembly?? 

The Asheville 
Presbytery is blessed 
to have two dedicated 
Ruling Elders prepar- 
ing to attend the 1980 
General Assembly 
Meeting. Mrs. Grace 
Munro has lived in 
Brevard, NC and 

taught at Brevard Mrs. Grace Munro 
College since 1956. She has been a 
newspaper editor and was secretary for a 
period of time to a senator. She also taught 
adult education classes at Johnson Air Base 
in Japan. She is chairman of the Christian 
Education Committee at Brevard Davidson 
River Church where she serves as Ruling 
Elder. She is secretary to the Asheville 
Presbytery WOC and serves on the 
Presbytery Christian Education Executive 
Committee. Former president of Delta Kap- 
pa Gamma, and the American Association 
of University Women her civic respon- 
sibilities include many facets. She is included 
in World Who's Who of Women in Educa- 
tion and in Community Leaders of 
American. Mrs. Munro and her late hus- 
band, Thomas F. Munro, have two children. 

Attending from the 
Presbytery will be Mr. 
Arthur R. Ocker. Mr. 
Ocker was the elected 
alternate for Asheville 
Presbytery to the 1979 
General Assembly in 
Kansas City. Mr. 
Ocker is a native of St. 
Louis, MO. He served Mr. Arthur Ocker 
many areas of leadership in the United 
Presbyterian Church in the USA before retir- 
ing in 1964 and moving to Hendersonville. 
Tyler Place Presbyterian in St. Louis: 
Webster Groves Presbyterian and First Pres- 
byterian in La Grange, Illinois. Mr. Ocker 
was elected one of the 10 lay commissioners 
by the Chicago Presbytery to the UPUSA 
General Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa in 
1963. The Ockers are CHARTER 
MEMBERS of the TRINITY PRESBYTE- 
RIAN CHURCH in Hendersonville and has 
completed two terms as a Ruling Elder 
there. 

MONTREAT-ANDERSON 
COLLEGE NEWS 

Asheville Presbytery is invited to hear Terry 
Ann (Meeuwsen) Camburn, Miss America 
1973, in a concert of Christian music on April 
11 at 8 p.m. in Gaither Chapel. Mrs. Camburn 
will sing for Board of Trustees and Board of 
Visitors meetings, which are being held April 
10-12. 

She has appeared recently with the Billy 
Graham Crusade in Milwaukee in October, 
1979. 

The Greybeard Players of MAC and their 
director, Frances Tamboli, have developed a 
touring children's theater group. They 
presented "Aladdin," an audience-participation 
play based on the Arabian Classic, in five 
elementary schools in the area and Thorns 
Rehabilitation Hospital during spring break. 

GIFTS Cont'd from page 4 

WEBB, MRS. LEONA— Friends from Blue Cross & Blue 

Shield, Asheville. 
WEBB, MRS. VIRGE, WEAVERVILLE— Oscar & Dixie 

A. Whitson. Weaverville. 
WIRE, MR. JAMES R., LENOIR— Mr & Mrs. Paul R 

Ford, Asheville. Women of Malvern Hills Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 
WILSON, MEGAN— Don & Frankie McKenzie, Black 

Mountain. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1980 



HHmnrial (Sifts 



ADERHOLD, MRS. R. T., GREENSBORO— Mrs 

Katherine Torrence, Asheville. 

ALDRIDGE, MRS. CHARLES, CHESTER, PA— Clara 
Caddy, Weaverville. 

ARRINGTON, MR. C. C, WOODFIN— Shumate Taylor 
Bible Class, West Asheville Presbyterian Church. 

BATES, MRS. IDA B., ASHEVILLE— Cora Bryson, 
Asheville. 

BROWN, MRS. WILLA— Don & Frankie McKenzie, Black 
Mountain 

BUMGARNER, MR. EDWARD A., SYLVA— Arthur & 
Jackie Painter, Sylva. 

CHAPMAN, MR. CHARLES W., ASHEVILLE— Mrs. 
J. S. Mountney. Louise W. Nixon, Eileen Seay, Asheville. 

CLARK, MRS. W.F., LAVONIA, GA— Mr. & Mrs. 
Herbert F. Finck, Raymond & Marie Nicholson, Circle #6 
of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. George Turner, Brevard. Mrs. Ada H. Allison, Mr. & 
Mrs. Howard Barnes, Pisgah Forest. 

CLINTON, MR. LAMAR, BARNARDSVILLE— Mrs. 
N. E. Wilson, Barnardsville. 

COLEMAN, ANNIE MILDRED, ASHEVILLE— Mrs. 
Lucille Baughm, Faison, NC. Friends of Mrs. Irene Cun- 
diff at Highland Presbyterian Church, Tyler, TX. 

COOPER, MR. GLENN T., ANDREWS— Mrs. Olive 
Ellis, Mr. & Mrs. Lee Nichols, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. 
Williford, Andrews. 

CRADDOCK, MRS. VIOLA STROTHER, ASHEVILLE 
— Mrs. Frances Mullen, Asheville. 

CUTHBERTSON, WILLIAM ROY, DETROIT, Mi- 
Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Asheville. 

DAVIS, LESLIE MATTHEW— Mrs. Jane Holcombe, 
Candler. 

DAVIS, WALTER CLINTON, SALEM, VA— LTC 
(Retired) & Mrs. Richard W. Gardner. 

DRAKE, FRANCIS, HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry L. Rogers, Hendersonville. 

FERGUSON, MRS. IDA— Mr. & Mrs. Vernon McHan, 
Bryson City. 

FORTENBERRY, MRS. BERTHA, HOT SPRINGS, 
ARK — Mr. & Mrs. Newman Lockwood, Employees of 
Sears, Roebuck & Co., Asheville. 

FRANKLIN, MRS. W. A., HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. 
& Mrs. A. W. Childs, Circle #4 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Hendersonville. 

GALLMAN, MRS. JULIA, SPARTANBURG, SC— Gene 
&Jean Usher, Hendersonville. 

GETTYS, MR. WILLIAM, ASHEVILLE— Singer 
Kearfott Company-Accounting Department, Little Falls, 
NJ. Reid & Ruby Clayton. Anita Clayton, Deborah C. 
Rankin, Mrs. R. W. Pack, Friends at UNC Science 
Building, John G. & Virginia Stevens, Col. & Mrs. Robert 
C. Brown, Albert & Jerry Leonard, Joan, Steve & Eric In- 
gle, Evelyn A. Jones, Mr. & Mrs. James B. Carson, Mr. & 
Mrs. W. J. Trull, Dr. & Mrs. W. M. Nelson & Family, 
Asheville, Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Gettys, Jr., Arden. 
Josephine Osborne, Mr. & Mrs. Don Michael, Weaverville. 
Mr. Reuben A. Holden, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
H. Martin, Greenville, SC. Dr. & Mrs. Colin M. Hudson, 
Moline, ILL. 

GETTYS, MR. & MRS. WILLIAM L., ASHEVILLE— 
Mr. & Mrs. William P. Shackelton, Asheville. 

GOODSPEED, MR. ROBERT F., HENDERSONVILLE 
—Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Childs, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne A. 
Michael, Mrs. Robert G. Moench, Mrs. W. G. Clarke, 
Mary & Gene Mark, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
Stahl, Constantine, MI. Mr. & Mrs. Myles Leonard, 
Escanaba, MI. Mrs. Louise Kreshefske. Escanaba, MI. 

GOUGH, ALFRED G., SR.— Alfred P. Goodwin, Hender- 
sonville. 

GRANT, MR. FLOYD, BRYSON CITY— Mr. & Mrs. 
Philip Brintall, Bryson City. 

HAMMOND, MR. HAROLD M., HENDERSONVILLE 
— Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Hay, Hendersonville. 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $_ 



In Memory Oj_ 



name of deceased 
Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, An- 
niversary, etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 
Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Addr 



complete address for mail, please 

Donor's Name 

Donor's Address 



Fill m ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, 
Asheville, NC. 28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above) Telephone: (704) 
258-814). 



HAYNES, MR. ARTHUR L., LAKE LURE— Women of 

Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church. Asheville. 
HARBERSON, MASTER ROBERT DAVID, PETA- 

LUMA, CA— Dr. & Mrs. Corbin Williams, Mr. & Mrs. 

George Klick, Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. John J. 

Jones, Mrs. C. F. Stonecipher, Mrs. E. H. King, Circle #4 of 

First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville, Mr. & Mrs. E. 

F. Camenzind, Brevard. 
HARRISON, MR. W. S., SR., ASHEVILLE— Mr & Mrs 

W. N. Waddell, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Runnion. Flet- 
cher. 
HENRY, MRS. RUTH, BRYSON CITY— Mr. & Mrs. 

Phillip Brintnall. Bryson City. 
HIGGINS, MRS. LEKETH ELLER, WEAVERVILLE— 

Mrs. H. L. Harper, Weaverville. 
HILL, MRS. PRESTON, BRANDON, FLA— Anne Ben 

son Priest, Brevard. 
HUDSON, FANNIE MAE, KING'S TREE, SC— Women 

of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
JONES, NORTHROPE, FAIRVIEW— Mr. & Mrs. Stuart 

N. Lewis, Asheville. 
JONES, MR. WILLIAM H., DENTON, TX— Mr. & Mrs 

Ansel Smith & Family, Asheville. 




There is always plenty of work to do around 
the grounds and plenty of boys to help. Here 
they are carrying off brush in the Home's 
pickup. 

KEENE, SHIRLEY, RUSKIN, FLA— Skip & Dolly 
Thomas, Brevard. 

LEONARD, MR. SAMUEL, MONTREAT— Women of 
Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

LEWIS, WILLIE, ASHEVILLE— Bryan & Ada Sheehan, 
Weaverville. 

LITTELL, MR. N. WILLIAM, MAPLEWOOD, NJ— 
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Lockwood, Asheville. 

McKEAGUE, MR. & MRS. LESLIE J., PETERS- 
BURGH, VA— Judge & Mrs. Tom Waddell, Jr., Mel- 
bourne, FLA, Suzanne Lanza. 

McLEAN, JUDGE W. K., ASHEVILLE— Col & Mrs 
Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 

MILLER, MRS. DEREK, PORT HEDLAND, 
WESTERN AUSTRALIA— Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Sep- 
panen, Hendersonville. 

MOSS, WILLA MAE, ASHEVILLE— Jane & Claude Hol- 
combe, Candler. 

NOONER, MRS. THOMSON, HENDERSONVILLE— 
Mrs. Carolyn D. Gould. Mrs. P. H. Stevens, Mrs. Joseph J. 
Dinker, Eleanor Kershlis, Hendersonville. 

NORTH, MR. THOMAS W., BIRMINGHAM, MICH— 
Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Weaver, Asheville. 

ORTENBURGER, MRS. GRACE, HENDERSON- 
VILLE— Mr. & Mrs. C. R. Rouse, Hendersonville. 

OWL, MRS. GLADYS, CHEROKEE— Mary Nell & Fannie 
Leatherwood, Bryson City. 

PANNELL, MRS. NELL Y., FRANKLIN— Pepsi Cola 
Bottling Company, Inc. Bryson City, NC. 

RHODARMER, CHRIS DUANE, LEICESTER— Mr. & 
Mrs. John S. Mountney. Asheville. 

RHODES, MRS. MARY L., GERTON, NC— Mr. & Mrs. 
William D. Robertson. Canton. 

ROBINSON, MRS. MARY C, CLYDE— Mrs. Lillian J. 
Justice, Canton. 

SAWYER, MRS. RUTH M.— Don & Frankie McKenzie, 
Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Prince, Asheville. 

SCHINELLA, MRS. JOYCE, IRON RIVER, MICH— 
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Seppanen, Hendersonville. 





Pam Mathis and Joy Bell enjoy bike riding 
now that spring is here. 

SEARCY, MR. JAMES, DULUTH, GA— Miss Edith Soil 

mann, Asheville. 
SIMPSON, MR. DAVID W., HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. 

& Mrs. Thomas D. Clarke, Mrs. Edith R. Hesterly, 
Crestwood Association, Men's Bible Class of First 
Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. Maria B. Fletcher, 
Fletcher, Mary McVeigh Hutchinson, Winston-Salem. 

STOTT, MISS DONA, BAILEY, NC— Mr & Mrs Richard 
Stott, Franklin. 

STROUD, MRS. JACKIE LIVINGSTON— LTC (Retired) 
& Mrs. Richard W. Gardner. 

SUMMEY, MRS. ANNIE H., GREENVILLE, SC— Mary 
Kate Anderson, Hendersonville. 

THOMPSON, MRS. L.A., FRANKLINTON, NC— Dr. & 
Mrs. E. D. Peasley, Asheville. 



TURNBULL, MR. RICHARD H. W., KNOXVILLE, 

TN — Miss Annie Westall. Asheville. 
VANDERFORD, MRS. AGNES, SPARTANBURG, SC— 

Gene & Jean Usher. Hendersonville. 
WADE, JIMMIE, FORT WORTH, TX— Arthur & 
Jackie Painter. Sylva. Women of Sylva Presbyterian 
Church, Sylva. 

Cont'd on page 3 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
YOUR CALENDAR 




MARCH 27 — SYNOD'S HIGHER EDUCA- 
TION MEETING, 10:30 A.M. Raleigh 

MARCH 30 — TEACHER EDUCATION 
FAIR, Asheville First Presbyterian Church 

MARCH 31 — PRESBYTERY ADMINIS- 
TRATION & PROMOTION COMMIT- 
TEE, 6:00 P.M., Waynesville First Presbyterian 
Church 

APRIL 8 — PRESBYTERY MEETING, 930 

A.M. Appalachian Hall Psychiatric Hospital, 
Asheville — The Rev. David Nash, host 
APRIL 10 — BUDGET AND AUDITS 
MEETING, 10:00 A.M., Synod of North Carolina, 
Raleigh 

APRIL 12 — CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS 
TRAINING MEETING, 2:00-5:00 P.M., 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Asheville 

APRIL J5_ig PRESBYTERIAL WOMEN 

OF THE CHURCH ANNUAL MEETING, 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church host - Asheville 

APRIL 22 — PRESBYTERY CANDIDATES 
COMMITTEE, 12:30 P.M.. S & W, Asheville 

APRIL 30 — SYNOD'S COORDINATING 
COUNCIL, Raleigh 

MAY 16-18 — PRESBYTERY SENIOR 
HIGH RETREAT, Camp Rockmont 

MAY 24 — PRESBYTERY JUNIOR HIGH 
1-DAY MEETING, Camp Little Pisgah 
MAY 29 — PRESBYTERY MISSION COM- 
MITTEE MEETING, 200 P.M., S & W, 
Asheville 

JUNE 3 — CE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
MEETING — Time and place to be announced 

JUNE 10-11 — SYNOD OF NORTH 

CAROLINA MEETING, Queens College, 

Charlotte 

JUNE 19 — CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

COMMITTEE MEETING, 600 P.M., S & W, 

Asheville 

JUNE 19 — CHURCH RELATED VOCA- 
TION COMMITTEE MEETING, 600 P.M.. 

S & W, Asheville 

JUNE 20, 21, 22 — SYNOD OF NORTH 
CAROLINA MEN'S CONFERENCE, Lees 
McRae College, Banner Elk 

JULY 8 — SUMMER MEETING 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY, Hendersonville 
First Presbyterian Church 

JULY 24 — COORDINATING COUNCIL 
OF SYNOD 

JULY 24, 25, 26 — SMALL CHURCH CON- 
FERENCE, Montreal 

SEPTEMBER 18 — CHRISTIAN EDUCA- 
TION COMMITTEE MEETING, 600 P.M., 
S & W, Asheville 

JANUARY 8, 1981 — CHRISTIAN EDUCA- 
TION COMMITTEE MEETING 



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Vol. LXXXIII No. 4 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions April, 1980 

Presbytery And Presbyterial Meetings 

Hugh Eichelberger elected Moderator 




Court meets at Hospital 

April 8, 1980 

Spring '80 Presbytery convened April 8, 
1980 at Appalachian Hall Hospital in 
Asheville, NC with nearly all of the 
churches represented. Commissioners 
elected to the meeting and members of the 
court spent a long day hearing reports, 
| passing resolutions, and having good 

The Rev. Hugh L. fellowship. 

:ichelberger, Jr. of Grace The Rev H h Eichelberger was elected 

Covenant elected PRESBY- ° ° . 

7ERY Moderator. Moderator elect and will be installed rnju- 

y 1980 at the Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church. Mr. 
eichelberger is Pastor of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in 
Vsheville. A native of Clinton, S.C., he is married to the former 
riscilla Dickson. They have four children: Sandra, who 
graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1979; Julia, a junior at 
)avidson College, currently spending her junior year at University 
>f Montpelier in Southern France; Anne, a senior at Asheville 
iigh, and Lee an 8th grader at St. Genevieve-Gibbons Hall, 
eichelberger holds degrees from Presbyterian College and Colum- 
bia Theological Seminary. He is a clinical member of the 
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the 
\merican Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is a past presi- 
lent of the Academy of Parish Clergy and a Family Life Consul - 
ant for the Intentional Growth Center at Lake Junaluska, NC. 

The four Executive Committees presented reports and recom- 
nendations. 

Significant action from the Camp Council noted plans to lease 
Hamp Little Pisgah to the Juvenile Evaluation Center on a con- 
ract basis. The Church Related Vocations Committee announced 
i reorganization in that work. The Examination Committee was 
ipproved. Dr. John Newton and Miss Mary Gillis will examine in 
inglish Bible. Rev. Bill Wing and Mr. Butch Sursavage will ex- 
imine in Sacraments. Rev. Dent Davis and Mrs. Blanche Phillips 
Arill examine in Church Government. Rev. Hugh Eichelberger 
ind Mr. Harold Sluder will examine in Theology. 

The committee will develop a policy on examination procedure 
o be followed by the C.R.V. committee. This will be approved at 
he July 1980 Presbytery Meeting. Continued on page 2 



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Mrs. Marion Beegle elected President 

Women hold Seventy Fourth Meeting 

April 15, 1980 

The Spring '80 Presbyterial was called to 
order at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church 
on Tuesday and Wednesday by President, 
Mrs. Maie Minnick. Attendance at both 
meetings represented most Churches in the 
Presbytery. 

Special programs and reports were given 

by women from each church. Dr. Robert Mrs. John Beegle 

Ferguson, pastor of First PresbyterianC ullo * hee Presbyterian 
„,. . T . ... iiii Church elected PRESBY- 

Church, Knoxville, preached at both ses-xERIAL President. 

sions. Birthday offering objectives were noted and special plans 

for a "giant rally" were announced. 

The Rev. Bill Anderson installed the new officers with a charge 
from John 21. The new President is Mrs. Marion Beegle. Mrs. 
Beegle is the wife of Dr. John Beegle who is the dean of Account- 
ing at Western Carolina University. The Beegles have 4 children. 
Michael who lives in Georgia and Amanda of Asheville, NC. Jan 
and Chip who attend junior high live at home. Mrs. Beegle 
presently serves her church as historian. She teaches the Adult 
Sunday School class and serves as the youth leader for the Junior 
High Fellowship. She has served the past two years as Personal life 
and Family Life chairmen for the Presbytery Women of the 
Church. Mrs. Beegle said, "... my goal is for our women to 
become more aware of one another in their Christian relationships 
... I hope for continued revitalization of womens work in 
Asheville Presbytery this year ..." 

Other officers are . . . Vice Pres., Margaret Adams (Trinity); 
Rec. Sec, Grace Munro (Brevard); Cor. Sec, Linda McNeely 
(Cullowhee); Treas., Diana Lawson (Cullowhee); Hist., Virginia 
Buchannan (Montreat). 



1980 SPRING 
'MEN OF THE PRESBYTERY' 



RALLY 




Place: — CAMP Little PISGAH 
Date: THURSDAY June 12, 1980 

$2.00 for Gus Kooles B B Q 

Jack Scroggs 

President of the Men's Work urges 

all presbytery men to come. 

Dr. John Wilson, MD Speaker 
& a GREAT MUPPET SHOW 

Bring your Son — Grandson — Nephew or Neighbor 
COME EARLY — AND GO FISHING . . . FREE! ! 

April, 1980 

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the act of March 3, 1879- Second class Postage paid at Asheville, N.C. 
28802 Published Monthly at Asheville, N.C. By 

Asheville Presbytery 

40 Church Street Asheville. N.C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Telephone 704-258-8143 

Change of Address Requested 

Subscription Price: $100 Per Annum 



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April, 1980 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




PRESBYTERIAN 

HOME NEWS 

Renovations Under Way! 



Church reporters should mail in [heir 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office; Editor 40 
Church Street. Ashevillt. NC 2880 
Phone: (704) 258-8143 



BREVARD-DAVIDSON 
RIVER CHURCH 

by A. Kathy Wells 

"Personal Freedom" was the topic at the An- 
nual WOC Spring Retreat at Critter Hill, 
Brevard. The Guest Speaker was Mrs. Elizabeth 
Wilson of Montreat. A special Easter sunrise 
service occured at Camp Straus in Brevard. 
Rev. Jerry Robinson conducted the annual 
event with First Methodist of Brevard. The 
Senior PYF'ers plan to attend a summer retreat 
at Jeykel Island. A "White Elephant Sale: will 
be held to defray traveling expenses of the 21 
planning to attend. A BRASS CHOIR has been 
formed by Mrs. Mary Kyle Link. 

GRACE COVENANT 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

by Sally Bridenstine 

On Monday, March 24th, eight members of 
the Session of Grace Covenant Presbyterian 
Church went with Rev. Hugh Eichelberger and 
Miss Ellen Dozier to visit Craggy Prison. Plans 
for the visit were made through Chaplain Frank 
Shirley, whose office is at Craggy. Program 
Director, George Maynard. gave the group 
historical background on the prison and guided 
a tour of the prison. 

Craggy is a medium -security prison, so the 
men are "under the gun." After touring the 
yard, the group was able to see the chapel, the 
dormitories, a dining room, band practice room 
and segregation cells. There are 220 inmates in 
a facility built for 150. 

If we are to make constructive changes in the 
Criminal Justice System, Craggy Prison is a good 
place to learn about what should be done to 
help staff and inmates. 

SWANNANOA FIRST 
PRESBYTERIAN 

Annual Church picnic planned for 4th Sun 
day in May. Pastor reports exciting events forth- 
coming for this church. 

HENDERSONVILLE 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 

See Hendersonville 1 year later 

MILLS RIVER 
PRESBYTERIAN 

by Mrs. Carolyn Kimzey 

A special choir program of anthems was given 
at the morning worship for Palm Sunday. It was 
well received. The children's Egg Hunt for 
Easter was held Saturday April 5, 1980. 




Presbyterian Home Executive Director Donald 
McKenzie making RENOVATION-REMODEL- 
ING Plans for the "Home". Anyone wishing to 
help with these projects financially or with 
materials please contact the "Home" or Mr. 
McKenzie or Rev. Anderson — 258-8143. 

We are really excited about the remodeling 
that is still going on here. The dining area is be- 
ing completely redone. Ceilings have been 
lowered, electric, energy-saving baseboard 
heaters have been put in, new windows have 
been installed, wallpaper is in place, and 
carpeting has just been laid. New tables and 
chairs to replace the ones that have served us so 
long are ordered. All this is being done under 
the enthusiastic direction of Mrs. Eleanor 
Rawls, board member from Asheville First. 
Next month we will have the before and after 
pictures. 

The women of Westminster Presbyterian 
Church again hosted all the girls of the 
Presbyterian Home at their annual Mother- 
Daughter banquet. Again the food was ex- 
cellent and the girls loved the opportunity to 
make new friends and see old friends from last 
year. 

Circle One of First Presbyterian Church join- 
ed us for their monthly circle meeting and had 
lunch with us. We hope that they enjoyed 
themselves, and we appreciate their interest in 
the Home. 

Mr. David Parks brought one of his classes 
from Montreat College to view the Home and to 
have a discussion with Mr. McKenzie about the 
operation of the Home, and its place in the total 
church program of the Presbytery. 

Presbytery Continued from page 1 
A special committee was appointed to 
meet with leaders of the General Assembly 
staff. The purpose of the visit is to express 
concern and care about the work that is be- 
ing done there, and to offer our support 
and prayers to those laboring there. This 
would be a way of acknowledging our con- 
nectional responsibility to brothers and 
sisters who are working for the church in a 
different court. 

A 1981 Benevolence Budget for General 
Assembly and Synod was adopted by the 
court. The Christian Education Executive 
Chairman Rev. Billy Martin presented a 
comprehensive written report outlining 
goals and procedures for the 1980 period. 
These were adopted to be received as infor- 
mation. 

The Rev. Woody Johnson presented 
plans for 1980-81 Presbytery Mission Com- 
mittee Work. 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Dear Editor Anderson, 

No group is too small to help with the contin- 
uing urgent needs of refugees. If resettling a 
family in your community sounds like too much, 
you could become a partner with another 
church. Churches that agree to help a large 
family often welcomes the assistance of a smaller 
partner church with some dollars or donations 
of needed items. Partners need not be in the 
same community. The refugee office of the 
North Carolina Council of Churches can help 
you find each other. 

Or perhaps you could help the church folk in 
Florida. They are nearly overwhelmed trying to 
meet the needs of Haitian boat people arriving 
sometimes a hundred per day in overcrowded 
small boats. They ask asylum from the 
repressive government in their island nation but 
the U.S. has not agreed to accept them. While 
their status is on appeal the Florida churches 
struggle to meet housing, food and medical 
needs of this destitute people. Send contribu 
tions to North Carolina Council of Churches 
Refugee Project, Box 6637, College Station, 
Durham, NC 27708. Specify that the money is 
to help Haitians. 

But if your church or group can raise as much 
as $500 and has a few people with time and love 
to share, then probably you should consider 
sponsoring a refugee for resettlement. They 
come from two dozen countries. Some are 
single, others are in family groups. All have fled 
an oppressive situation. All need help in getting 
a new start. Call Ruth Minter in Durham 
(919-688-3819) for assistance in pursuing this 
option. As refugee sponsorship development 
coordinator for the North Carolina Council of 
Churches she is eager to be in touch — wherever 
you are in North Carolina. 
From: 

Refugee Project 

North Carolina Council of Churches 
P.O. 6637 College Station 
Durham, NC 27708 



SUMMER 
CAMP 

in Asheville 
Presbytery 

Camp Little Pisgah has planned the following 

sessions : 

June 15-21 Little Pisgah Explorer 

Camp 
June 22-28 Little Pisgah Pioneer Camp 

with Calvin East United 

Methodist Church of 

Detroit, Mich. 
June 29-July 5 Little Pisgah Pioneer Camp 



Special goals for Evangelism are being 
compiled for presentation to the July 
Presbytery meeting by this group. The Ses- 
sion of Hendersonville First Presbyterian 
Church presented a overture for the 1981 
General Assembly. Continued on page 3 




April, 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




The remodeled laundry at the Children's 
Home. Lowered ceilings, airtight windows, 
carpeting, new dryers and baseboard electric 
heaters should save enough in energy costs to 
pay for itself in less than a year. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Transparency Maker Purchased 

For Use With Overhead 

Projector 

The Audio-Visual Council (a part of the 
Christian Education Committee) has 
recently purchased a transparency maker 
for your use with the Overhead Projector. 
Contact Presbytery Office for use of this 
equipment. Churches will pay for the cost 
of transparencies and may use machine 
free. Call Miss Hoyt for details or your 
nearest Audio-Visual center. 

For "Church School" Teacher 
written by Carlisle Hoyt 

When church school teachers are unsure of 
themselves and of what the church expects 
them to be able to express about their faith 
to their class, the following design is a real 
assistance. Discuss with them ways it may 
be expressed, let them do their own and 
the path is then clear to them. If you were 
a church school teacher and you were ask- 
ed these questions: What could you say 
about God, if a child asked you? WHO IS 
GOD? How would you describe Jesus to a 
pupil? TELL ME ABOUT JESUS? What is 
the Bible to you? IS THE BIBLE REALLY 
GOD'S WORD? What is the function of 
the Holy Spirit? WHAT HAS THE HOLY 
SPIRIT TO DO WITH THE CHRIS 
TIAN LIFE? 

Moving Notice!! 
for Audio-Visual Center 

The Presbytery Audio-Visual Center 
located at Bryson City Church has been 
moved to: 

SYLVA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

6 N. Central St. 

Sylva, NC 28779 

Phone: Rev. Serjack 586-4256 Manse 

or 586-2181 Church 

Other locations for Audio Visuals are: 
First Presbyterian — Swannanoa, NC 
West Asheville Presby — Asheville, NC 
Etowah Presbyterian — Etowah, NC 
Presbytery Office — Asheville, NC 




The Rev. Robert 
Henderson — Pastor 



Hendersonville... One Year Later 

. . . lest you forget/! 

Early in April of last year the two pastors the session and 
the board of deacons of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Hendersonville, along with 375 of the most active members 
separated themselves from the congregation to form a con- 
gregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of 
America. 

To put it mildly, the remainder of the congregation were 
dismayed and the future was most questionable. Right away 
the Presbytery of Asheville came in with its Commission on 
the Minister under the leadership of David Parks and ap- 
pointed a steering committee. 

By the Sunday following the division the Steering Committee had completely staffed 
the Sunday School, provided a full choir, and had pulpit supplies from among the best in 
the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. 

The Executive Director of Covenant Fellowship of Presbyterians came to speak on the 
first Sunday and to have informal conversations to encourage the congregation that, con- 
trary to what they had been told, there were large numbers of Presbyterians who were 
evangelical, sound in the faith, and who were praying for First Church. First Church 
Hendersonville was one of the few congregations in the PCUS in which a major effort to 
schism had only taken a minority of the congregation into the separatist movement. 

Only about one third went into the new church. This left about two thirds of the con 
gregation intact, but without leadership. By June the Steering Committee had secured 
the agreement of The Rev. Robert Henderson to be called as pastor, and he was received 
by the Presbytery in July. 

Then the work began. A new session and a new board of deacons were elected. It was 
like starting a new church. All of the traditions were re-examined. The congregational 
schedule was reworked. A whole atmosphere of excitement and expectation was im- 
mediately tangible. The congregations on Sunday morning were almost as large as before 
the division. Members came forth to accept responsibility and the church was staffed by a 
remarkable cadre of able and eager volunteers. 

New members presented themselves. A membership enrichment class was started to 
give character to the concept of membership. A year later the church has received over 
sixty new members, and over one hundred persons have gone through the eight week 
class. 

The worrisome problem was finances. There is a sizable mortgage on the educational 
building and the payments are considerable. For the remainder of 1979 the congregation 
barely kept its nose above water. The Diaconate began their work of encouraging the 
grace of liberality and nearly all of the officers commited themselves to tithe, along with 
many in the congegation. By the end of the year the church was solvent and had con- 
tributed about $8,000.00 to benevolences. 

Meanwhile the congregation had called Ian Mclver to come as associate for one year 
(enroute to graduate study) and under his gifted and winsome leadership a new ministry 
to youth and young adults began to emerge. 

First Presbyterian Church is a new congregation. The old has passed away and the new 
has come. The congregation accepted the task of visiting over three hundred inactive 
members on a roll that had not been audited since 1962. Some of these are now appear- 
ing again on Sunday after many years of absence. The new roll will probably total 
somewhere close to 450-500 active members. The giving is increasing week by week. 
Already the church has sent in over $5,000 in benevolent receipts. 

On the first birthday of those tragic days in 1979, the congregation is rejoicing in God's 
goodness manifested in all the green shoots of new life that foretell a whole new episode of 
Christian ministry in the days ahead. 



Presbytery continued from page 2 

In other action the Administration Com- 
mittee introduced Presbytery Manual 
changes requiring all persons having a 
report to make to Presbytery to ". . . write 
to the Stated Clerk, stating the purpose 
and length of the report, and request a 
specific place on the docket. . ." 

Any committee, church or other 
organizations wishing to lay before 
Presbytery reports, recommendations, 
resolutions, or overtures must present them 
in writing to the office of the Stated Clerk 



in time to be sent out with the docket at 
least ten days before Presbytery meets. 

Many other matters were considered and 
a brief account is being sent to each church 
and Presbytery member by the Stated 
Clerk. Printed minutes of January 1980 
meeting were given to all churches and 
Presbytery members. Printed minutes of 
the April meeting will be available in July 
when Presbytery meets. 

The next meeting of Presbytery will be 
at First Presbyterian Church, Henderson- 
ville, NC on July 8, 1980. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 1980 



JHntuirtal (JtftB 



AGNETA, MR. NICHOLAS L., ETOWAH— Mr. W. L. 

Warren, Etowah, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Seppanen, Hender- 

sonville. 
ALDRIDGE, MS. ERNESTINE DONOHO, CHESTER, 

PA. — Mrs. Vernon Smith, Morganton. 
ANDREWS, MRS., Mother of E. A. Andrews— Mr. & Mrs 

William Milne, Clyde. 
BARNES, MR. & MRS. ERNEST— Mr. & Mrs. Don 

Blankenship, Brevard. 
BATES, MRS. IDA B., ASHEVILE— Mr. & Mrs. M. H. 

Saunders, Zula & Willie McCormac, Asheville. 
BEAL, MR. HUGH SCOTT, HAYESVILLE, NC— Mrs. 

Tom Gray, Hayesville. 
BEALE, MRS. E. P. SR., ATLANTA, GA.— The 

David Ladd Family, Brevard. 
BRADLEY, MR. W. A., WAYNESVILLE— Betty L. Tate 

Canton. Dr. & Mrs. Alan R. Brown & Family, Clyde. 
BRYANT, MRS. REEDY, INA, SC— Circle #7 of Cove- 
nant Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. 
CAMPFIELD, MRS. ALLEN, SWANNANOA— Mr. & 

Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville. 
CATHEY, MISS OTELIA, ASHEVILLE— Miss Nan B. 

Killi. m Asheville. 
CHAPMAN, MRS. ELIZABETH K., GREENWOOD, 

SC — Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Gardner, Hendersonville. 
CLARKE, MRS. GERTRUDE, LAVONIA, GA— Mr & 

Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Brevard. 
CLAYTOR, MR. ALTON, LINCOLNTON, NC— Mr & 

Mrs. George W. Caisse. Hendersonville. 
CRADDOCK, MRS. T. E.— Circle #9 of First Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 
DRAKE, FRANCIS, HENDERSONVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 

Thomas M. Brittain, Hendersonville. 
GETTYS, MR. WILLIAM L., ASHEVILLE— Mrs 

Frances G. Botts, Roanoke, VA. Mr. G. L. Lowry, Mr. & 

Mrs. H. Mack Jones, Asheville. 
HARRISON, MR. W. S., ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Felkel, Leicester. 
HENSLEY, MRS. MAGGIE, BURNSVILLE— Shumate- 
Taylor Bible Class, Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 
HOBBS, MR. AUBREY, ANNISTON, ALA.— Mr. & 

Mrs. E. Farrell White III, Asheville. 
HOLDEN, MRS. ESSIE R., CANTON— Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. Sam Vance, Canton. 
HOOVER, MR. H. OLIVER, ASHEVILLE— Col & Mrs. 

Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 
HUDSON, FANNIE MAE, KINGSTREE, SC— Circle #4 

of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
JACKSON, MR. JACK R., CANTON— Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Clyde. 
JONES, MR. LYLE III— Mary Jane Pegram. Asheville. 
KEITH, MRS. AGNES, WEAVERVILLE— Mrs. Ben 

Evans, Asheville. 
KEMPTON, MR. DONALD, HORSE SHOE— Mr. & 

Mrs. George W. Caisse, Hendersonville. 
KOHR, MRS. G. E., MATTHEWS, NC— Mrs. Frank 

Ferrell, Brevard. 
MC ELHANEY, MRS. HARRIETT J., LA GRANGE, 

ILL — Miss Christine H. MacMartin. Hendersonville. 
MC GUIRE, DR. DAISY— Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunning- 
ham. Sylva. 
MC LEAN, JUDGE W. K., ASHEVILLE— Judge Charles 

McDarris Family, Waynesville. 
MERCHANT, LAURA, ASHEVILLE— Mary Lynch John- 
son, Raleigh. 
MILLER, REVONDA KATHLEEN, ASHEVILLE— 

Audrey & George L. Thomas, Weaverville. 
NESBITT, MRS. FRANK, ASHEVILLE— Mrs Arthur 

M. Hughes, Mrs. C. B. Martin, Asheville. 
NEWMAN, MR. CHARLIE B., TRYON— Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Clyde. 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $_ 



In Memory OJ_ 



name of deceased 
Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, An- 
niversary, etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 
Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address . 



complete address for' mail, please 

Donor's Name 

Donor's Address 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, 
Asheville, NC. 28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above) Telephone (104) 
258-8141. 



NOONER, MRS. T. A., HENDERSONVILLE— Circle 

#1 of First Presbyterian Church. Hendersonville. 
PREVOST, MR. WHITENER H., WAYNESVILLE— 

A. M. Pullen & Company, Appalachian Savings & Loan 
Association, Asheville. Grandfather Mountain, Hugh Mor- 
ton, Pres., Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hartley, G. F. Company, 
Mr. Hugh M. Morton, Staff of Carriage Trade Interiors, 
Inc., Ms. Serena Randolph, Linville, NC. Nelta & Auburn 
Andrews, Banner Elk, NC. Mildred Crawford Lee, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles H. Lockwood, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. R.J. Bushong, 
Mr. & Mrs. A. S. Galbraith, Dr. & Mrs. Eugene R. Harpe, 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Hall, Adult Sunday School Class of 
First Presbyterian Church. Judge Charles McDarris Family, 
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Judd & Family, Ida Jean Brown, Mrs. 
John N. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. T. Roger Walker, Circle #1 of 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Ms. Mozelle M. Murray, 
Mrs. Hazel M. Clauson, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Minetree, 
Misses Frances & Helen Ray, Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Johnson, 
Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Thompson, Mr. Stanley A. Dyckes, Mr. 
Bill Swift. Miss Sue Willard Lindsley, Mr. & Mrs. R. N. 
Barber, Dr. & Mrs. Edward Camp, Mrs. Ben Sloan, Mr. & 
Mrs. T. A. Hargrove, Waynesville Rotary Club, Circle #2 
of First Presbyterian Church, Dan & Katharine Watkins, 
Mrs. Leo T. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Tai Lee, Mr. & Mrs. 
Russell S. Hughes, Waynesville Presbyterian Church, 
Board of Directors & Employees of Waynesville ABC 
Board, Clara Rippetoe, Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. C. A. 
Casada, Bryson City. Mr. & Mrs. Hoomes Rich, Cape Cor- 
al, FLA. Dr. & Mrs. Charles G. Padgett, Shelby, NC. Dr. & 
Mrs. Phillip G. Padgett, Kings Mountain, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 
Howard M. Jennings, Sumter, SC. Dr. & Mrs. R. Stuart 
Roberson, Mrs. Wyatt B. Hodges, Ft. Lauderdale, FLA. 
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Kenaston, Cocoa, FLA. Mr. & Mrs. 

F. S. Henley, Charleston Heights, SC. Mr. & Mrs. Harry 
Judge, St. Petersburg, FLA. Mr. & Mrs. George F. 
Seaborn, New Point, VA. Mrs. S. D. Gooch, Jr., Lake 
Wales, FLA. Mr. & Mrs. Calvert Pepper, Gainesville, FLA. 
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Adeeb. Jacksonville, FLA. Dr. & Mrs. 
Stuart Roberson, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Cline, Hazelwood, NC. 
Ms. Jane C. Kilpatrick, Mrs. Ann Coman Crawford, Sedro 
Wooley, Washington. Dr. & Mrs. Alan Brown & Family, 
Clyde, NC. Mr. Stanley S. Morris, New Orleans, LA. 
Calvin Houghland Farm, Nashville, TN. Del F. & Maxine 
R. Marcotte, Tampa, FLA. Mr. & Mrs. William Crawford, 
Auburn, Washington. Mr. Edwin L. Howell. Rumford, 
RI. Mr. & Mrs. Dick Bradley. Hazelwood. 

RAY, MR. JAMES C, ARDEN— Mr. & Mrs. W. C 
Breazeale, Asheville. 

ROBERTSON, JUDGE B. B., CUMMING, GA.— Mr. 
& Mrs. Henry M. Stewart, Atlanta, GA. 

REAGAN, MR. CARROLL P., WEAVERVILLE— Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

ROBINSON, MR. J. C. JR., BARNARDSVILLE— 
Judge Charles McDarris Family, Barnardsville. 

ROSE, MRS. MC KOY, MARION, SC— Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber. Hendersonville. 

SAWYER, MRS. MALLIE, WEAVERVILLE— Mrs. John 
McDowell, Mrs. J. E. Peeke, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Cir- 
cle #4, Women of Weaverville Presbyterian Church, 
Weaverville, Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Mrs. Ben Evans, 
Asheville. 

SCHNEDEKER, MRS. MARIE B., HENDERSON- 
VILLE— Mr. & Mrs. Page Roth, Hendersonville. 

SCHOCKLEY, MRS. LUCILLE SHIVER, OPELIKA, 
ALA— Mrs. Betty Edwards, Dorothy H. Clark, The 3-M 
Class, Shumate-Taylor Bible Class, Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert Felkel, Leicester. 

SPEARS, MRS. RESSIE— Mrs. Clyde Horton, Asheville. 

TAYLOR, MR. JACK, DANDRIDGE, TN— Mr. & Mrs. 
Felix Potts, Bryson City. 

TEAGUE, MRS. MATTIE RUSSEL, CANTON— Mr. & 
Mrs. William Milne, Clyde. 

WEBB, MRS. R. STANFORD, ASHEVILLE— Mr & 
Mrs. E. Farrell White III, Asheville. 

WHITMAN, MRS. TERESA, CHARLOTTE— Mrs. Earle 
Cooper, Charlotte. 

WHITMIRE, MR. BRISCOE, BREVARD— The Ray 
mond Nicholson Family, Brevard. 

WILLIAMS, MR. JEAN B., SR., HENDERSONVILLE 
—Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Oates, Dana. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. 
Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Williams, Mrs. James W. Duff, 
Mrs. Robert Lee Francis. Hendersonville. 

ZINK, MR. RANDOLPH W., CANDLER— Mrs. Mae S. 
Hanson, Weaverville. 

EASTER MEMORIALS 

MOTHER OF MRS. SARAH G. GLISSON— Mrs. Sara 

G. Glisson. Bluffton, Sc. 

HUGH H. ROOF, JANE B. ROOF, BERNICE S. 

ROOF— Mr. & Mrs. William B. Roof. Middletown, Ohio. 

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EVENTS TO MARK 
ON YOUR CALENDAR 



APRIL 8 — PRESBYTERY MEETING, 9:30 
A.M. Appalachian Hall Psychiatric Hospital, 
Asheville — The Rev. David Nash, host. 

APRIL 10 — BUDGET AND AUDITS 
MEETING, 10:00 A.M., Synod of North Carolina, 
Raleigh. 

APRIL 12 — CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUN- 
DAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS TRAIN- 
ING MEETING, 2:00-5:00 P.M., Malvern Hills 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

APRIL 15-16 — PRESBYTERIAL WOMEN OF 
THE CHURCH ANNUAL MEETING, 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church host, Asheville. 

APRIL 22 — PRESBYTERY CANDIDATES 
COMMITTEE, 12:30 P.M., S & W, Asheville. 

APRIL 24 — BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 

Presbyterian Home for Children. 

APRIL 30 — SYNOD'S COORDINATING 
COUNCIL, Raleigh. 

MAY 2-3 — GA COMMISSIONERS BRIEFING 

— Greensboro, NC. 

MAY 15 — PRESBYTERY MISSION COMMIT- 
TEE MEETING — S & W Cafeteria 2 P.M. 

MAY 15 — DEADLINE FOR MAILING LIST of 

local WOC officers to Recording Secretary, Mrs. 
Grace Munro. 

MAY 16-18 — PRESBYTERY SENIOR HIGH 
RETREAT, Camp Rockmont. 

MAY 24 — PRESBYTERY JUNIOR HIGH 
1-DAY MEETING, Camp Little Pisgah. 

JUNE 3 — CE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
MEETING — Time and place to be announced. 

JUNE 10-11 — SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
MEETING, Queens College, Charlotte. 

JUNE 12-18 — NC PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN'S 
CONFERENCE, Montreal 

JUNE 12 — PRESBYTERY MENS RALLY — 

"Big Program Planned" special dinner & program — 
your pastor has details. 

JUNE 16 — 1981 BUDGET HEARINGS — All 

churches should send representatives" Bring your re- 
quests at 7 P.M. S & W meeting Room — Asheville 
Mall. 

JUNE 19 — CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COM- 
MITTEE MEETING, 6:00 P.M., S & W, Asheville. 

JUNE 19 — CHURCH RELATED VOCATION 
COMMITTEE MEETING, 6:00 P.M., S & W, 
Asheville. 

JUNE 20, 21, 22 — SYNOD OF NORTH 
CAROLINA MEN'S CONFERENCE, Lees McRae 
College, Banner Elk. 

JUNE 23 — ADM & PROM. EXECUTIVE COM- 
MITTEE MEETING, 6 P.M. S & W - Asheville 
Mall. 

JULY 8 — SUMMER MEETING ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY, Hendersonville First Presbyterian 
Church. 

JULY 24 — COORDINATING COUNCIL OF 
SYNOD 

JULY 24, 25, 26 — SMALL CHURCH CON- 
FERENCE, Montreat. 

SEPTEMBER 18 — CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
COMMITTEE MEETING, 6:00 P.M., S & W, 
Asheville. 

OCTOBER 14 — PRESBYTERY MEETING — 

Presbyterian Home-Campus Gym 9:30 AM 

OCTOBER 16, 17, 18— "FACE TO FACE" (for all 
churches looking for a pastor and any pastor "looking 
to move". Contact Presbytery Office or Commission 
for details. REGISTER EARLY. Holiday Inn, 
Greensboro, NC. 

JANUARY 8. 1981 — CHRISTIAN EDUCA- 
TION COMMITTEE MEETING. 




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SYNOD TO MEET IN CHARLOTTE 

Queen's College will host Court Meeting on June 10-11, 1980 

elude a keynote address by Bloomfield College President Allshouse. 
Dr. Allshouse is currently on loan by the college to the United States 
Department of Education. He. will discuss the future of Christian In- 
stitutions in the higher education programs of the United States. Tues- 
day afternoon interest groups will include in-depth reports from all 
Synod institutions and Ministry committees. Opportunity for question 
and answer sessions involving college and institutional presidents and 
directors will be available during that time. On Wednesday morning, 
OPENING WORSHIP will be led by the Rev. Todd Hobbie, popular 
pastor of Carolina Beach Presbyterian. Special honors including the 
Margaret Bowen award are to be presented during the Wednesday 
morning session. 

MEALS — Meals will be served in the Queens College dining room to 
all commissioners. [All Asheville Presbytery churches are reminded to 
elect their commissioners and record them in session minutes] 

LODGING: Rooms are available [Sessions will pay for this expense 
B.C.O. 13-7] on the campus of Queens and registration should be 
made. Pastor's have received their official court notice and should re- 
quest official excuse if unable to be present. 




The Synod of North Carolina 
1980 meeting will begin with a 
worship service in the Fine Arts 
Center on the campus of 
Queens College in Charlotte, 
NC. The sacrament of the 
LORDS SUPPER will be 
celebrated. The retiring 
moderator will preach. 
Beautiful and magnificent 

sacred music will be part of the service. Church choirs from the greater 
Charlotte area and an outstanding organist will participate in the 
leadership of this praise service. A memorial liturgy will be held during 
the service. After the worship service commissioners will elect the 
1980-81 Moderator. Asheville Presbytery's own Ruling Elder Williard 
Sessler (moderator-elect) is expected to be elected and installed at the 
morning sesion. Mr. Sessler, a engineering executive with American 
Enka Company serves on several Presbytery committees and is Clerk of 
Session for Asheville's First Presbyterian Church. Evening programs in- 



Don't say, 



. .look what THEY are doing with my money! !" YOU are THEY. 
MONDAY — June 16, 1980 — 6 PM 

1981 BUDGET HEARINGS 



.BE there on 



ALL CHURCHES URGED TO SEND ELDERS & DEACONS TO HEAR NEEDS and plans for your churches BENEVOLENCE dollars in 1981 



Budget hearings for any Christian work your church plans to do thru the 
middle and higher court level will be "aired" on Monday, June 16, 1980 at a 
conference room in the S & W Cafeteria at Asheville Mall. Each executive 
working committee of Presbytery has scheduled (see bottom right) meetings to 
write out Goals and plans for reaching them in 1981. Budgets for money these 
ministries need will be requested. These needs will be funded from each 
Church in Asheville Presbytery through the benevolence dollars each church is 
expected to send to the central treasurer. The two institutions (Presbyterian 
Home & Montreat Anderson College) will make their requests also. If each con- 
gregation ". . .does their job. . ." and has members present to question and/or 
encourage or discourage these askings and plans, then all our churches can be 
informed about what is expected of them (outside their own local programs) 
during 1981. 

Congregation members will want to be informed about work in MISSIONS. 
What does your CHRISTIAN EDUCATION dollar do? HOW does my dollar 
support PREACHERS SALARIES? DOES any of my money go to the WORLD 
COUNCIL? HOW DO we fund SINGLES MINISTRY? WHO gets the 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME money for memorials? DO we have PLANS FOR 
PRESBYTERY evangelism for 1981? Will Camp LITTLE PISGAH be sold to 
the CHURCH OF GOD??. . .all these and many more could be questions you 
want to raise about your DOLLARS. BE THERE1! 

COMMITTEES 
SCHEDULED TO MEET 

will list 1981 mission GOALS & PLANS 



COMMITTEE 

Presbytery Mission 

Meets 2 p.m. at S&W 

for planning & goal setting 

on June 5, 1980 



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Christian Education 

Meets 6 p.m. at S&W 
for budget & goal setting 
on June 5, 1980 



Rev. Bill Martin 

&: Miss Betty Maxwell 



Admin. & Promotion 

Meets 6:30 p.m. at S&W 
for preparation of all 1981 
hearings to be approved 
on June 23 



Mr. P. K. Feree 

& Rev. Bob Henderson 



Church Rel. Vocations 

Meets 6:30 p.m. to plan & 
goal set for commission on 
the Minister; candidates 
Committee and others on 
June 5, 1980 



Rev. Hugh Eichelber- 
ger & Rev. John 
Newton 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May 1980 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES . 




Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office. Editor 40 
Church Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258 8143 



MURPHY 
PRESBYTERIAN 

Great news on CHURCH GROWTH!! FIFTEEN 
new members added in last few weeks. The Murphy 
Church is undergoing extensive renovations. 
Refinishing the walls adding and repairing STAINED 
GLASS WINDOWS. A new stained glass window is 
being built in memory of deceased rusing Elder W. A. 
Singleton who died in 1979. 

BEAR-PAW 
PRESBYTERIAN 

(Mission-Recreation 
Ministry) 

This new ministry has begun in the resort area of 
Hiawassee Dam. Large crowds of resort Christians are 
gathering each Wednesday in different homes for Bi- 
ble study. The Rev. Larry Wilson has organized this 
ministry as part of his work with the Presbytery Mis- 
sion Committee. The possibility of an "OPEN-AIR" 
Lakeside Chapel is being explored. The present study 
from "the Sermon on the Mount" will continue for the 
next few weeks. 

ANDREWS 
PRESBYTERIAN 

This church reports "all things going well" and 
"looking up". Pastor Andrews has reported that the 
Session met during May and will be extending an in- 
vitation to ". . . HAVE PRESBYTERY at Andrews on 
APRIL 14, 1981. ." We'll look forward to that!! 

WEST ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERIAN 

Bible School at the church begins in July for a great 
and excitig time. Softball has begun with the 
organization of MENS SOFTBALL. A church-wide 
luncheon was enjoyed by the congregation on Sunday, 
May 11, 1980. 

MILLS RIVER 
PRESBYTERIAN 

by Miss Carolyn Kimzey 

On Easter Sunday (18) Eighteen people joined the 
Church!! 

Three were adults, fourteen were junior high 
students about twelve years old. One was a senior high 
young man 15 years old. 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH OF ASHEVILLE 

by Miss Sandy Boyd 

First Church will be hosting "The Lord's Company" 
on Monday evening, June 9, 1980. 7:30 PM at the 
church. This young people's vocal and instrumental 

DISAPPOINTED? ? ? ? ? 

— Because you didn't find your church news 
here??? Maybe you should send some in!! 



PRESBYTERIAN 
HOME NEWS 



An unusual summer jam-packed with honors and 
praise for many youngsters at PRESBYTERIAN 
HOME. The popular director/"big-daddy" Donald 
McKenzie just returned from Chapel Hill where he 
and Mrs. McKenzie attended the commencement ex- 
ercises at University of North Carolina. Miss Melane 
Hyatt received her LLD degree from the graduate 
school of Law. In May the McKenzies applauded the 
graduation of Marc and Marcella Buhrmaster when 
they received the Associate of Science Degree from 
Montreat Anderson College. Mr. McKenzie was 
delighted to announce that Marc had been accepted 
in the school of engineering at North Carolina State 
University in Raleigh. Marcella has been accepted for 
the school of nursing at Lenoir Rhyne College in 
Hickory. In June . . . Mr. & Mrs. McKenzie will be at- 
tending yet another graduation for Valerie 
Buhrmaster and Michael Wiggins. Valerie plans to 
attend Montreat Anderson this Fall and Mike will join 
the United States Air Force looking forward to a 
career in mechanical engineering. 

Now for the happy events. . .TWO WEDDINGS 
are coming up. 

Aug. 2, 1980 First Presbyterian Church 

5 PM of Swannanoa 

Marc Buhrmaster will be married and a 

Reception follows at "the Home" in the 

Dr. H. B. Dendy Memorial Dining Room. 

Aug. 16, 1980 LAWN of the 

PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

a "Garden Wedding" for 

Melane Hyatt. 

Reception follows in the garden 

on the South Lawn. 



The Renovation of the "MAIN DINING ROOM" 
has been completed. New windows, new tables and 
chairs and new drapes are finally in. A "before and 
after" picture will follow in the June issue of "OUR 
MOUNTAIN WORK". Dr. McKenzie invites all of 
you to ". . .come see" this completed project. If you 
wish to send any contributions toward the cost of this 
project send to Presbytery Office — 40 Church Street, 
Asheville, NC. 



PRESBYTERIAN 

MAGAZINE WINS 

AWARD!! 

Most Asheville Presbytery Churches are 
"every-member" subscribers 

The Presbyterian Survey magazine was named 
runner-up for general excellence as a denominational 
magazine at the annual meeting of the Associated 
Church Press held in Nashville in conjunction with 
the Religious Communications Congress. 

The Survey was honorable mention behind the U.S. 
Catholic and was the only honorable mention given. 

The feature article, "The Electric Church" by 
Charles Swann, was awarded best feature article in 
any denominational magazine during 1979. 



group is from Northminster Presbyterian Church of 
Cincinnati, Ohio. The Choir will present a concert, 
including selections by bell ringers. Everyone is in- 
vited to come and enjoy the evening of music. 



WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH 

Ms. Muriel Hart of Dallas, Texas, was elected for a 
second year as chairperson of the Committee on 
Women's Concerns at its April meeting. The commit- 
tee also re-elected Ms. Carole Goodspeed as executive 
staff for a three year term. 

Finalized plans for General Assembly include a 
Women's Center and a Special Order, both of which 
will display the coordinated nature of women's ad- 
vocacy and program at the Assembly level. Also in- 
cluded were plans for a Pre-Assembly Briefing for 
Women on May 30, a newsletter, "Women 
Together," to highlight women's issues and involve- 
ment at Assembly, and a breakfast scheduled for June 
4 to address issues of racism and sexism, co-sponsored 
with the Council on Church and Race. Panelists at 
the breakfast will be Belle McMaster, the Rev. Robert 
Miller, the Rev. Rebecca Reyes and the Rev. Nathan 
Dell. 

Reports were heard concerning progress of the Joint 
Committee on Women and continued coordination 
plans for the work of the committee, Church 
Employed Women and the Women's Advisory Coun- 
cil. 

Communications to the commmittee raised issues 
such as pensions and benefits for wives/ex-wives of 
missionaries, scholarship aid for women seminarians 
and funding for women's projects. The committee ap- 
proved docketing for its September meeting the issue 
of pension/Social Security benefits for spouses in 
society in general in addition to exploring with the 
Board of Annuities and Relief the situation with 
regard to spouses of church employees. 

The committee voted to thank the Permanent 
Nominating Committee for the serious attention it 
has given to increasing representation of women on 
boards and agencies this year, as reflected in its open- 
hearing process and in the nominations it is sending to 
the Assembly. 

MONTREAT ANDERSON 
COLLEGE NEWS 

Announces new Alumni Staff person 
Dr. Cora Wayland will become director of Alumni 
Relations at Montreat Anderson College on July 1 , 
1980. She is well known in the P.C.U.S. for her 26 
years of missionary service at the Hanil Womens 
Seminary in Jeonju, Korea, an institution that trains 
young women for positions of Christian service. She 
served as principal of the school until 1974, when the 
development of Korean leadership allowed her to turn 
her attention to the areas of teaching and develop- 
ment. At Montreat Anderson she will work with 
alumni in the areas of public relations, annual giving 
deferred giving, and student recruitment. 




CONGRATULATIONS to DR. & MRS. DEN- 
DY. Dr. Dendy celebrated his 89th birthday in 
May. Still President of the Board of Trustees at 
PRESBYTERIAN HOME, he has been a minister 
in ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY for sixty years. 

SINGLE'S CONFERENCE 

slated at Montreat! ! 

The Montreat Singles Conference will be held June 
29-July 3, 1980. There is a special section of that Con- 
ference for leaders of single adult ministries and per- 
sons working in the area of singles ministries in 
presbyteries. The focus will be on models, resources, 
and support for ministries with single adults of all 
ages. Ed Hart (Associate Pastor in Peace Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, Florida) and Don 
Campbell (Mission Board staff, Division of Court 
Partnership Services) will be working with me in the 
leader section. We will meet Monday, Tuesday, and 
Thursday afternoons during the Conference. If you 
plan to have a person or persons participating from 
your church, please let me know no later than June 
10. We have a limited amount of scholarship money 
available for one or two persons from each synod. Call 
Mary Jean McFadyen at 404 873-1531 or ask your 
pastor. 



May 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



LEES-McRAE COLLEGE 
PROGRAM 



Asheville Presbytery Ministers and Friends 
have luncheon MEETING with President 
H. C. Evans 

Approximately 50 interested pastors, wives, and 
church leaders from Asheville Presbytery gathered for 
lunch May 23, 1980 in Asheville to listen to the "Lees- 
McRae College Story". Asheville Presbytery has a 
special relation to the college located in Banner Elk, 
NC, by covenant through the Presbyterian Synod of 
North Carolina. Presbyterian Home Director Don 
McKenzie and Asheville Presbytery Executive Bill 
Anderson acted as host for the event at the Asheville 
Sheraton. Dr. Evans a well known educator and presi- 
dent of Lees McRae for 16 years explained that Lees 
McRae reputation as a "College that Cares" was the 
result of the unique educational opportunities at Lees 
McRae. College vice-president Bill Farthing assisted 
Dr. Evans in the noon time program. The two year 
junior college grants the Associate of Science and 
Associate of Arts degree in several academic 
disciplines. As in past years Lees McRae is full for Fall 
1980. Over 700 students, [which is capacity] have 
enrolled with a waiting list for those hopeful of being 
admitted. Dr. Evans said, "Basically the college is in 
the business of preparing a person for transfer to a 
4-yr institution." Dr. Evans noted that the spiritual 
life of the Lees McRae student is of particular em- 
phasis. Inspired by the firm belief that any truly suc- 
cessful man or woman must develop spiritually as well 
as intellectually and socially, Lees McRae has as its 
purpose the presentation of courses of instruction in a 
Christian atmosphere. Each student is required to 
enroll in two semesters of instruction in Bible. The 
programs of the college seek to strengthen Christian 
faith and practice, as well as develop effective Chris- 
tian leadership. The campus consists of 52 major 
academic and residential buildings, located on 300 
acres of beautiful mountain setting. Questions and 
answers at the end of the luncheon revealed that a 
spectacular sports and athletic program was offered 
in addition to the splendid academic discipline at the 
college. Varsity football, basketball, Olympic swim- 
ming, are all available. The fine new stadium hosts 
major junior college conference events. Dr. Evans in- 
vited all churches to plan visits to the college campus. 

What's happening with the 
MONTREAT lawsuit??? 

Secretary testifies trustee meetings did 
occur!! 

Bill Green, secretary of the Mountain Retreat 
Association Management Council for several years, 
testified that meetings of stockholders which have 
been questioned by Kenneth J. Foreman, Jr., a 
minority stockholder in the association, did occur. 
Green's testimony came in a hearing in Buncombe 
County Superior Court before Judge Walter Allen in 
Asheville, N.C. on May 2. 

"If Monroe Ashley testified that stockholder 
meetings were not held between 1974 and 1978, I 
would unqualifiedly dispute it," Green stated in the 
hearing which allowed responding testimony from the 
Management Council for the Presbyterian Church in 
the U.S. who are respondents in the lawsuit. Ashley 
was formerly executive director and president of the 
Mountain Retreat Association and testified last 
September in testimony for the plaintiffs. 

At that earlier testimony, Ashley also stated that 
documents presented were not the minutes of the 
association. At Friday's hearing, five documents were 
entered as descriptions of action taken by the 
management council as trustees and shareholders 
during the years 1974 through 1978. 

The documents were not entered into the court 
records as minutes. In fact, Green testified that they 

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Asheville Presbytery goes to Myrtle Beach, S.C. this 
week. The Rev. D. Edward Renegar; pastor of Mills 
River Church; The Rev. Billy Frank Woods, Pastor of 
Waynesville Church; Ruling Elder Arthur Ocker, 
Trinity Church, and Ruling Elder Mrs. Thomas F. 
Munro Sr., Brevard Church are the Commissioners 
elected to the highest court in the Presbyterian 
Church U.S. The Rev. Wm. R. Anderson, Presbytery 
Executive, will attend as judiciary staff. The week 
long meeting will begin with worship and the election 
of a moderator for the 120th General Assembly 
meeting of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 

Two Texans and one Floridian are candidates for 
moderator. 

Dr. David L. Stitt, '67, pastor of Bellaire 
Presbyterian Church in Houston, was the first can- 
didate endorsed for moderator at the June 1979 
meeting of Brazos Presbytery. 

Dr. William H. Kadel, 66, of Lake City, Fla recent- 
ly retired as president of Pittsburgh Theological 
Seminary, was endorsed in August 1979 by 
Westminster Presbytery. 

The Rev. G. Taft Lyon, 51, pastor of Manhattan 
Presbyterian Church in El Paso was endorsed by Tres 
Rios Presbytery in February 1980. 

The new moderator will succeed Dr. Albert C. 
Winn, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Rich- 
mond, Va. 

were not to his knowledge, part of the official minutes 
of the management council, but were accurate as far 
as what took place at trustee meetings during the 
meetings of the management council that he attend- 
ed. 

Ms. Lannae Graham testified for the plaintiffs that 
no minutes of trustee meetings of 1974-78 were in the 
archives of the Presbyterian Historical Foundation. 
Green also testified that he had never been instructed 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

1980 General Assembly 
CELEBRATES 

200th Anniversary ofSUNDA Y SCHOOL!! 

It's the 200th anniversary year of the Sunday School 
movement and a Sunday School adult session will be 
featured at the 120th General Assembly. 

There will be six classes on the six different areas of 
the Mission Goals of the church. Each team has 
selected a teacher or teachers to present the various 
goals to the church. 

Proclamation will be led by Ms. Gay Mothershed, 
Christian educator from New Orleans, La. Recon- 
ciliation will be taught by W. Baldwin Day and 
Margaret Day from Dunedin, Fla. 

Education for Mission will be led by Ms. Estelle Mc- 
Carthy, Christian educator from Washington, D.C; 
the Rev. Carson Rhyne of Sylvester, Ga. and Woody 
Leach, campus minister in Virginia. The Rev. J. 
Richard Bass and Pinky Bass from Savannah, Ga., 
will lead the class on Justice. 

Partnership will be led by the Rev. Jack Sadler of 
Richmond, Va.; Ms. Dee Dee Simmons, moderator of 
the Synod of Florida and Jorge Lara-Braud, nominee 
for staff of the Council on Theology and Culture. 

The section on Compassion will be led by the Rev. 
Will Kennedy. 

CE:SA RESOURCES for 1980-81 

Revisions: 
Knowing the Word 

— Discovering the Bible with Children — Revised 

— Uniform Lessons Youth, Young Adult — All New 
Interpreting the Word 

-Grades K/l, 2/3, 4/5-NO REVISIONS 

— Grades 6/7/8 mini courses — All New 
Living the Word 

— Level 1 — No Revision 
-Level 2 thru 6 -REVISED 

-Level 7 thru 9 -ALL NEW 

that minutes must go to the Historical Foundation. 
Ms. Graham testified that the management council 
minutes are current at the foundation. 

Cross examination of Foreman brought forth a let- 
ter entered as evidence which accompanied 
Foreman's request to purchase a share of stock from 
Barium Springs shortly before he filed the suit as a 
stockholder. The letter said that "Although the share 
of stock has no commercial value, it has sentimental 
value for old Montreaters such as myself." 

A book written by R. C. Anderson, founder of 
Montreat, at the request of the 1926 General 
Assembly, on the early days and the history of Mon- 
treat was entered into the hearings with copies of sec- 
tions of the book as evidence. 

"Anderson was not authoritative on Montreat," 
Foreman testified of the founder of the Mountain 
Retreat Association. Then he added, "Knowledgeable 
perhaps, but not authoritative." The book included 
sections which told of turning the facilities over to the 
care of General Assembly and Synods of the church 
and the sentence "The ownership and control by the 
church will serve the best interest of the facility." 



1980 SPRING 
MEN OF THE PRESBYTERY" RALLY 



Place: 
Date: 




CAMP Little PISGAH 
THURSDAY June 12, 1980 
$2.00 for Gus Kooles BBQ 

Jack Scroggs 

President of the Men's Work urges 
all presbytery men to come. 



Dr. John Wilson, MD — Speaker 
& a GREAT MUPPET SHOW 
by Camp Pisgah Players 
Bring your Son — Grandson — Nephew or Neighbor 
COME EARLY — AND GO FISHING . . . FREE ! ! 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May 1980 



JHmumal (Sifts 

ADAMS, MRS. L. H., BREVARD— Mr. & Mrs. J O. 
Davidson, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart. Mr. & Mrs. Grady 
Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. V. L. Gaines, Mrs. P. C. McLain, Mr. 
& Mrs. E. W.Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Carpenter, Ruth & 
Chick Martin, Women of Brevard-Davidson River 
Presbyterian Church Circle #3, Mrs. R. G. Allison, 
Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Claude Holcombe, Mr. & Mrs. Sam J. 
Cody, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin. Barbecue Inn, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Patrick Price, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Vernon 
Hampsten, San Diego, CA. 

ALLEN, MR. W. KIRK, ASHEVILLE— Stella R. Britt, 
Louise B. Moretti, Asheville. 

BAILEY, MR. HARRY, ASHEVILLE— Mr. & Mrs. V. L. 
Gaines, Brevard. 

BONHAM, MR. CLAUDE F., RICHMOND, 
VA — Claude & Jane Holcombe, Candler. 

BRADLEY, MR. W. A., WAYNESVILLE— Dr. & Mrs. 
Hugh Daniel, Waynesville. 

BROWNING, MR. LOUISE, TRAVELERS REST, 
SC— Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Dobson, Asheville. 

BRYANY, MRS. REEDY, IVA, SC— Gene & Jeanne Usher, 
Henderson ville. 

CAGLE, MRS. ARLENE CALDWELL, CANTON— Ann 
D. Hardin, Waynesville. 

CALVIN, EARL ALEC, ASHEVILLE— Men of Canton 
Presbyterian Church. Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, Canton. Mr. 
& Mrs. James R. L. Davis, Asheville. 

CAMPFIELD, MRS. CARRIE, SWANNANOA— Mary 
McCoy Hodges, Winston-Salem. 

CAVE, MRS. NELLIE— Mr. & Mrs. Jim S. Ussery, Flat 
Rock. 

CHAMBERS, MRS. GENEVIEVE, CANTON— Mr. & 
Mrs. William Milne, Clyde. 

CHAPMAN, MRS. ELIZABETH K., GREENWOOD, 
SC — Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers. Hendersonville. 

COCHRAN, MR. LOUIS, CHARLOTTE— Raymond & 
Marie Nicholson, Brevard. 

DE LANCEY, MRS. FRANK, ASHEVILLE— Mr & Mrs 
W. C. Breazeale, Mr. & Mrs. Ansel Smith, Mrs. Mark 
Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

DEVLIN, MRS. PEARL, CANTON— Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Clyde. 

DILLINGHAM, MRS. CHARM, BARNARDSVILLE— 
Dillingham Presbyterian Church, Barnardsville. 

DRAKE, MRS. ARMELDA, HENDERSONVILLE— 
Mrs. M. L. Green, Misses Ruth, Katherine & Louise 
Shepherd, Hendersonville. 

EBERLE, MR. OTTO, LAKEWOOD, NJ— Mr. & Mrs. 
Peter Eberle, Brevard. Mrs. Catherne Runyon, Garden Ci- 
ty, NY. 

EDMONDS, MR. JIM — Margaret & Mark Claxton, Chero- 
kee. 

FITZSIMMONS, MR. FRANK L., HENDERSONVILLE 
—Dr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Bailey, Flat Rock. 

FLANAGAN, MRS. GEORGE M., SR, HENDERSON- 
VILLE — Mr. & Mrs. Kurt C. Drews, Mrs. Moenia Sproles, 
Mrs. Sally P. Stokes, Mrs. Ruth H. Allen, Mrs. James A. G. 
Davey, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber. Senator & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mrs. Ralph 
Crawford, George & Viola Sexton, Leona F. Williams, Mrs. 
I. H. Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. Walter Pike, 
Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. 
C. C. Oates, Dana. 



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FOX, MRS. KATIE CAMPBELL, BRANDON, 

MISS — Mr. Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
GAINES, MR. W. A., DECATUR, ALA— Mr. & Mrs. V. 

L. Gaines, Brevard. 
GASSETT, TERESA, LAKE CITY, GA.— Mr. & Mrs. 

John J. Jones, Hendersonville. 
GETTYS, MR. WILLIAM, ASHEVILLE— Virginia 

Lynne Jenkins, Asheville. 
GREELEY, MRS. LULA B., ROANOKE, VA.— Mr & 

Mrs. William Milne, Clyde. 
GREENE, MR. LOYAL G., COLUMBUS— Mr. & Mrs. V. 

L. Gaines, Brevard. 
HANCOCK, MRS. WALLACE, RUBY, SC— Mr. & Mrs. 

W. C. Breazeale, Asheville. 
HARVEY, MRS. H. C, MORRISTOWN, TN— Mr. & 

Mrs. John J. Jones, Hendersonville. 
HOYLE, MR. TOM, ALEXANDER MILLS, NC— 

Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
ISENHOAR, MRS. E. H., CHARLOTTE— Mrs. Wayne 

Battle, Andrews. 
JONES, MR. ANDERSON, BALTIMORE— Verlie Ran 

kin, Black Mountain. 
JONES, MR. WEBB A., SR., CLEMMONS— Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Clyde. 
KEITH, MR. WILLIAM A., JR., HENDERSONVILLE 

— Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. James H. 

McDuffie, Hendersonville. 
KING, MARY JANE, FLAT ROCK— Dr & Mrs. Joseph P. 

Bailey, Flat Rock, NC. 
LANCI, MRS. MARIA, WILMINGTON, DEL— Mr. & 

Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 
LEACH, MR. HUGH L., WAYNESVILLE— Mrs. Elmer 

J. Osborne, Canton. 
LELAND, MRS. EDWIN C, SALUDA— Mrs L B 

Barber Sr., Hendersonville. 
LLEWELYN, REV. THOMAS L., CLINTON, MISS— 

Morrison Presbyterian Church, Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. 

Charles C. Vinson & Theresa, Rabon Gap, GA. 
MANN, MR. SANFORD, FRANKLIN— Mr. Richard 
Stott, Franklin. 
McDARIS, MR. BLAINE, MORGANTON, GA— Judge 

Charles McDarriss Family. Waynesville. 
PATTERSON, MRS. SUE, LITTLETON, NC— Mr & 

Mrs. William Milne, Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow. Mrs. 

1. T. Avery, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Miss Mary 

Gillis, June Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Trostell, G. M. II & 

Joe, Mrs. R. W. Foster, Circle #4, Women of Canton 

Presbyterian Church. Men of Canton Presbyterian Church, 

Industrial Relations Dept. of Champion Papers, Canton. 

Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, Lake Junaluska, Ann D. 

Hardin, Waynesville. 
PEGG, MR. TIM D., WEAVERVILLE— Bryan & Ada 

Sheehan, Weaverville. 
PREVOST, MR. WHITENER, H., WAYNESVILLE— 

Mr. & Mrs. F. Elgin Bayless, Clinton L. Bordner, Jr., MD. 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Prevost, Waynesville. 
REYNOLDS, MR. DAN R., FRANKLIN— MR & Mrs. 

Richard Stott, Franklin. 
REYNOLDS, MR. J. V., MARION— Mr & Mrs. William 

Milne, Clyde. 
RHODE, MRS. ELIZABETH REARDON, ASHE- 
VILLE — Mrs. Mary Allison Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 

ROBINSON, MRS. LELA, CLYDE— Mr & Mrs. William 

Milne, Clyde. 
ROGERS, MR. CAULEY, CLYDE— Mr. & Mrs. William 

Milne, Clyde. 
ROSE, MRS. LUCILLE WATSON, MARION— Mr. & 

Mrs. L. A. Blair. Hendersonville. 
ROWLAND, MR. BRICE, FRANKLIN— Mr. & Mrs. 

Richard Stott, Franklin. 
RUSSELL, MR. G. C, ASHEVILLE— Women of West 

Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
SCHIEFER, MRS. W. F., AUGUSTA, GA— The I H 

Archer Family, Asheville. 
SCOTT, MISS LILLIAN— Mr, & Mrs. John Thomas, 

Brevard. 
SLOAN, MRS. MARY JO SETSER, FRANKLIN— Sen 

ator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
SPARKS, MR. NED, SILVER SPRINGS, MD— Dr. 

& Mrs. Charles W. Dobson, Asheville. 
SPENCE, MR. EBER M. POMPANO BEACH, FLA— 

Col P. H. Waggoner, Hendersonville. 
SUIT, MR. EMORY, MURPHY— Mr. & Mrs. Richard 

Stott, Franklin. 
SUMMEY, MR. ARLIS, CANTON— Mr. & Mrs. William 

Milne, Clyde. 
TENNEY, MRS. KATHRYN, SKYLAND— Dr. & Mrs. 

Charles W. Dobson, Asheville. 
WILLIAMS, MR. JEAN B., SR., HENDERSONVILLE 

— Mrs. T. H. Frank, Elizabeth C. Hodges, Mrs. F. M. 

Perry, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Miss Laurie Carson, 

Virginia Hodges, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. James W. 

Glover. Jacksonville, FLA. 
WILSON, MEGAN, SWANNANOA— Dr & Mrs. H. E. 

Allen, Black Mountain. 



EVENTS TO MARK 
ON YOUR CALENDAR 

JUNE 3 — CE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
MEETING — Time and place to be announced. 

JUNE 10-11 — SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
MEETING, Queens College. Charlotte. 

JUNE 12-18 — NC PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN'S 
CONFERENCE, Montreal 

JUNE 12 — PRESBYTERY MEN'S RALLY — 

"Big Program Planned" special dinner & program — 
your pastor has details. 

JUNE 16 — 1981 BUDGET HEARINGS — All 

churches should send representatives" Bring your re- 
quests at 7 P.M. S & W meeting Room — Asheville 
Mall. 

JUNE 19 — CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COM- 
MITTEE MEETING, 6:00 P.M., S & W, Asheville. 

JUNE 19 — CHURCH RELATED VOCATION 
COMMITTEE MEETING, 6:00 P.M., S & W, 
Asheville. 

JUNE 20, 21, 22 — SYNOD OF NORTH 
CAROLINA MEN'S CONFERENCE, Lees McRae 
College, Banner Elk. 

JUNE 23 — ADM & PROM. EXECUTIVE COM- 
MITTEE MEETING, 6 P.M. S & W - Asheville 
Mall. 

JULY 8 — SUMMER MEETING ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY, Hendersonville First Presbyterian 
Church. 

JULY 24 — COORDINATING COUNCIL OF 
SYNOD 

JULY 24, 25, 26 — SMALL CHURCH CON- 
FERENCE, Montreat. 

SEPTEMBER 18 — CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
COMMITTEE MEETING, 6:00 P.M., S & W, 
Asheville. 

OCTOBER 14 — PRESBYTERY MEETING — 

Presbyterian Home-Campus Gym 9:30 AM 

OCTOBER 16, 17, 18— "FACE TO FACE" (for all 
churches looking for a pastor and any pastor "looking 
to move". Contact Presbytery Office or Commission 
for details. REGISTER EARLY. Holiday Inn, 
Greensboro, NC. 

JANUARY 8. 1981 — CHRISTIAN EDUCA- 
TION COMMITTEE MEETING. 




Presbyterian Home's handsome young senior and Junior 
High students riding in "Father" McKenzie's new pick-up 
truck after giving campus grounds a real 
"spring-cleaning"! ! They extend everyone an invitation to 
"...come to see us at this beautiful time of the year..". 



HELP!! 

Presbyterian Home— Presbytery Office 
Needs a Copy Machine. 

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Vol. LXXXIII No. 6 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



June 1980 



PCUS MODERATOR STITT 
VISITS ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY MEN 

Camp Little Pisgah hosts exciting program with John Wilson, M.D. 



Most of the Asheville Presbytery Churches 

were represented on Thursday evening at the 

Spring Rally for the Men of the Church and 

their guests. Approximately 150 men and 

women enjoyed a barbeque dinner served "in 

the open". In the serving line, Don McKenzie, 

Bill Anderson, Leroy Secrest and Si Vaughn 

"dished out" greetings and fantastic plates of 

food. After dinner, the crowd moved into the 

Camp Pisgah Lodge and were entertained ,,, ,,, ... 

. , r _., ,P , , . ,° -. , , T , Church, Bellaire, Texas 

with Biblical Modern Drama by the Jake an< j f ormer president of 

Wetzel Puppeteers. Ruling Elder Jack Scroggs Austin Presbyterian Theo- 

(Presbytery Men's President) asked all to logical Seminary. 

stand as he introduced PCUS Moderator, Dr. David Stitt, to 




Dr. David L. 
of Bellaire 



Stitt, Pastor 
Presbyterian 



everyone. Dr. Stitt, in his first appearance since being elected 
Moderator of the General Assembly in June, gave official 
greetings to everyone. The keynote presentation by Pediatri- 
cian John Wilson, M.D. was received with great interest and 
warm appreciation. Dr. Wilson related personal experiences in 
ministering to the Cambodian refugee settlements in Taiwan in 
recent weeks. Dr. Wilson, a member of the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian congregation, was commended by many for his 
Christian challenge regarding ". . .are we our brothers keeper 
. . .??". Graphic illustrations of "Biblical WORD and medical 
DEED "were seen in audio -visual presentation by Dr. Wilson. 

The next meeting of ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY MEN of 
the CHURCH is scheduled for FALL on the campus of 
Presbyterian Home for Children, Thursday, October 16, 1980. 
A special program is being planned. 



Presbytery Meeting — July H> 1980 — 9:00 AM 
First Presbyterian — Hendersonville 

Bryson City scheduled to receive new pastor 



Registration and early morning coffee will begin the process 
at First Presbyterian in Hendersonville for the summer 
Presbytery meeting. Highlights of the meeting include the 
presentation of the 1981 Ministry in Mission budget. The 
Bryson City church will have congregational members present 
for the examination of Candidate Kenneth Hicks for ordina- 
tion as their pastor. 

The Administration Committee, chaired by P.K. Ferree. 
Ray Dean will present (Manual 25:1:1): 

1. The recommended budget for Benevolences for 1981. 
$345,584.00 

2. A specific plan for apportioning this amount to each 
church and for promoting the Every Member Canvass. 

Cont'd on page 2 



As of Dec. 31, 1979 

Membership in Asheville Presbytery 
7,961 

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1981 BUDGET 
PLANNING 

Many gathered June 16 
to hear about next year's ministry 

The Administration Committee hosted a special hearings for 
Asheville Presbytery congregations on June 16 at the S & W 
Cafeteria in Asheville. Each Executive Committee of 
Presbytery reported on plans for 1981 ministries. The budget to 
fund these ministries was reviewed by all present and will be 
presented to the July Presbytery meeting for adoption by the 
entire Presbytery. 

Asking Budget** 



Assembly Mission Causes 


$ 55,000 


Synod Mission Causes 


38,000 


Presbyterian Home 


108,570 


Montreat Anderson College 


29,154 


Presbytery Mission Committee 


34,422 


Christian Education Committee 


22,400 


Adm. & Personnel Committee 


53,158 


Church Vocations Committee 


4,850 


TOTAL 


$345,584 



**Presbytery Executive Reverend William R. Anderson will be available to visit 
sessions or other meetings (on invitation) to answer questions. Call the 
Presbytery Office and arrange a meeting time with him. (258-8143) 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1980 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in [heir 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office; Editor 40 
Church Street, Ashevillc. NC 28801 
Phone (704) 258-8143 



MILLS RIVER 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Mills River, N.C. 

We had a very good Bible School under the 
direction of Ruling Elder Arnie Thorsland. The 
attendance ranged from 80 to 93 each evening. 
Classes were held for infants through adult ages. 

The church is excited about the installation 
of the Rogers organ in the sanctuary. Special 
music and choral programs are planned for the 
dedication of this splendid instrument. 

WEAVERVILLE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Weaverville, N.C. 



Vacation Bible School will be held July 14-18. 
Special activities are being scheduled all sum- 
mer for the Young People and the entire church 
is planning a "Family Picnic" in August. Time 
to be announced later. 



WEST ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 



The Board of Deacons is in the process of 
securing funds for a "muchly needed" new roof 
on the church. 

New Tape Ministry teams have been assigned 
to see that all the shut-ins have the opportunity 
to hear the Sunday worship service. 

Several men of the W.A. church participated 
in the Synod's Men Rally held at Banner Elk 
June 20-22 with our own Sam Patton as MC on 
Sunday morning. 

Last year's Pulpit Swap was so successful that 
the West Asheville Ministerial Association is 
agian sponsoring a SWAP on August 24. Eight 
or nine churches of different denominations will 
be participating. 



GRACE COVENANT 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 



Grace Covenant's children look forward to 
the week of July 14-18. Steve Allen, Director of 
Music, is planning a Children's Choir Day 
Camp with special activities of skating, swim- 
ming, etc., along with the choir activities. This 
should be FUN, FUN!! 



ARDEN PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Arden, N.C. 

June at Arden is a busy time — we honored 
1 6 graduating Seniors at our Youth Program on 
Sunday, June 1st; they had had a banquet the 
week before at The Beefeaters in Skyland. . . 
then on June 6 & 7, the Senior High Youth 
Group had a 30 hour (turned out to be 27 
hours. . .since it was so hot that week-end) 
PLANNED FAMINE. This was to try to help 
them realize just what famine means. 

There is a weekly Bible Study for the Seniors 
on Wednesdays; a weekly Bible Study for our 
College Students who are home and desire this 
study, as well as the fellowship; a Jogger's 
Breakfast Club on Tuesday mornings, after 
which they adjourn to McDonald's for 
breakfast. Mark Musser, our Youth Director, 
has thought up all these things. 

Our Junior Youth Group will go on a picnic to 
Pisgah June 17th; our Pioneers will go to Sliding 
Rock on June 19th and our Pioneers and Seniors 
are going to Carowinds on June 28th. 

Diana Knutsen, our Counselor is keeping 
busy — we're getting a new roof on the building 
— EVERYONE in the Congregation is invited 
to remain after the Morning Worship Service on 
Sunday, June 22nd, for a picnic — of course, 
they are supposed to bring a picnic lunch! This 
should be a time to just stand around and talk 
(which can be a problem on Sunday morning 
with a couple of hungry children ready to go 
home 30 minutes ago because they are absolute- 
ly starving!) 

Our Women of the Church will continue 
their monthly Evening Bible Study during the 
summer months and also their monthly visita- 
tion program. There is also a cook book in the 
offing — so things do move on! 

WESTMINSTER 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 

Vacation Bible School will be held July 27-31 
with supper each evening at 6:30 p.m. Bible 
School will be for all age groups including 
adults. 



Presbytery Summer Mtg., Cont'd from page 1 

Commissioners who attended the 
General Assembly meeting during May in 
Myrtle Beach are scheduled to report to 
the court. 

Ken Hicks will preach during the morn- 
ing service as part of his examination for 
ordination. 

Retiring Moderator Billy Frank Woods 
will convene the court and will call for elec- 
tion of a new moderator early on the 
docket. Sessions are reminded to elect their 
commissioner and record their names in 
sessional records. Expenses for travel, etc., 
for commissioners, elders and pastors to 
the Presbytery and other court meetings 
are the responsibility of the Session of each 
church. 




WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH 

Thirty women of 
Asheville Presbytery 
participated in a part 
or all of the North 
Carolina Presbyterian 
Women's Conference 
in Montreat on June 
12-15. We enjoyed a g 
time of sharing and ¥ 
learning with the 
women of the North Carolina Synod. All seven 
of the Presbyteries were well represented. The 
main speaker was the Reverend Arthur Field of 
Koinonia Christian Community, Americus, 
Georgia. He offered us a good opportunity to 
hear about alternate Christian lifestyles and 
Christian Strategies for the future. A survey 
study of our 1980-81 Study Book was given by 
the Reverend Laura Lewis, a recent graduate of 
Austin Theological Seminary. All in all it was a 
good experience for those who took advantage 
of it. It is hoped that next year the women of 
our area who do not wish to participate in the 
entire conference will be allowed to pay a 
registration fee for one day. This has been sug- 
gested and it is hoped that it will be approved by 
the Conference Staff. 

The Presbyterial Council will be meeting in 
August for the purpose of formulating plans for 
the coming year. We are hoping to arrive at 
some new and exciting events for the women of 
our Presbytery. If you have any suggestions as to 
how we might better serve you, please feel free 
to contact us. President is Mrs. Marion Beegle, 
Box 518, Cullowhee, N.C. 28723 

Coming up on September 13th, a day has 
been set aside for officer training, inspiration, 
as well as concern group study on some of the 
recent ministries our Church has undertaken — 
Refugee Resettlement, Hospice Movement, and 
Prison Ministry and Reform to name a few. 
There will be something for everyone, so mark 
your calendar and look for further information 
as this is developed. 



SMALL CHURCH 
CONFERENCE 

Peace College, Raleigh —July 23-27 

FREE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE 
WHO CAN COME?? 

Ministers, Elders, Deacons, 
Choir members, Interested folk 
Conference Includes — 

• Evangelism in the small church 

• Visitation: Lay ministry of compassion 

• Meeting the needs of older adults in 
your community 

• Serving the youth of your church & 
community 

• How your church can serve the 
community 

• Personal spiritual development 

• Doing music in the small church 

• Doing the job of elder or deacon in the 
small church 

• Accepting and dealing with conflict in 
your church 

Contact Presbytery Office 258-8143 



June 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




BLACK MOUNTAIN 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
HAS SEMINARY STUDENT 
IN MINISTRY 

The Session of 
Black Mountain 
Church has employed 
Francis Burriss in a 
unique summer min- 
istry for 1980. Burris, 
a rising Middler at 
Columbia Theological 
Seminary in Atlanta is 
completing a course 
entitled SUPERVISED MINISTRY. Pastor 
Richard Shelor will coordinate course work with 
Burriss, the Seminary, and the Black Mountain 
Church. The Reverend Shelor is enrolled in 
Doctoral Program with McCormick Seminary. 
Burriss will preach during the summer while 
Mr. Shelor is away. A special Bible School is in 
progress under the direction of Mr. Burriss. 
Burriss will live in Montreat during the time he 
is employed by the church. Formerly a real 
estate executive, Burris graduated from the 
University of South Carolina. He has served 
both as a Deacon and Elder in the Presbyterian 
Church, US. He was a commissioner to the 1979 
General Assembly and will be received as a can- 
didate in July under the care of Congaree 
Presbytery. Mr. Burris and his wife, Nancy, 
have two daughters, Elizabeth and Alle. 

PRESBYTERIAN 

HOME NEWS 

By Lynn Holeman 

All the children have gone for their three 
weeks of summer vacation. They will be return- 
ing the second week of July. So far this summer 
they have been active in Softball, and swim- 
ming, and baseball. 

Julie Blevins has returned to live at the Home 
and is on the school honor roll. She will be in the 
eleventh grade. 

Congratulations to Donnie McKenzie who 
was signed by the Seattle Mariners baseball 
team as a 12th round draft choice. He has been 
assigned to Bellingham, Washington. Director 
Don McKenzie, Sr. is a proud parent these days 
as he talks about son Donnie and his future. 




Rachel Spillars, a rising eighth grader at the Home, 
finding a time for reflection on the campus under the 
shade of the 'ole oak tree at Presbyterian Home for 
Children in Black Mountain. 



June, 1980 

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CHILDREN'S 
COMMUNION 

AMENDMENT 

APPROVED 

A constitutional change on admission of bap- 
tized children to the Lord's Table has been ap- 
proved in presbytery voting. The vote at press 
time was 30 for and 24 against the amendment 
to THE BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER. A sim- 
ple majority of the 59 presbyteries was needed 
for passage. 

What Does This Mean To Me 
And My Church???????? 

The change allows parents and the church 
session to decide when a child can meaningfully 
participate in the Lord's Supper. There is also a 
section dividing membership rolls into 
categories of baptized, confirmed, and inactive, 
rather than communing, non-communing, and 
inactive, as presently required. Only the con- 
firmed roll will be reported to the presbytery. 

Two other controversial amendments sent 
down by the 1979 General Assembly have been 
defeated by the presbyteries. A proposal to 
change the BCO to permit union synods was 
turned down. The weighted voting amendment 
was defeated for the second time in two years. 
That proposal would replace with a propor- 
tional value the unit rule now used in presbytery 
voting on constitutional change or union. It lost 
in 1979 when sent down requiring only a simple 
majority of presbyteries, and was sent back with 
a three-fourths requirement. 



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Bristol, Tenn. 37620 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
CORNER 

Written by Miss Carlisle Hoyt 

CE:SA RESOURCES FOR 1980-81 

Every Church School will need this informa- 
tion for their fall planning on the revision, new 
or remaining materials of CE:SA Resources. 
From this pattern, one can see what curriculum 
may be reused, and what then must be ordered 
for the following: 

Knowing the Word — Discovering the Bible 
with Children (Kindergarten through Juniors) is 
a repeat of the 1977-78 cycle in themes but it is 
revised. Uniform Lessons Cooperative Series 
(Youth, Young Adult, Adult) are, as they have 
usually been, all new. 

Interpreting the Word — Kindergarten 
-Grade 1 (Alpha), Grades 2 & 3 (Beta), and 
Grades 4 & 5 (Delta) is all the same as it was in 
1978-79. Grades 6, 7 & 8 which are mini -courses 
are all new, and the adult and older youth, New 
Ventures I & II, is all new, also. 

Living the Word — Level I (birth to three) is 
permanent, and the 1978-79 cycle for Level II 
(three and four), Level III (Kindergarten), 
Level IV (grades 1 & 2), Level V (grades 3 & 4), 
and Level VI (grades 5 & 6) are all revised. 
Level VII (grades 7-9), Level VIII (grades 
10-12) and Level IX (adults) are all new. 

As indicated on the chart above, resources for 
Interpreting the Word, grades K-5, and Living 
the Word, Level I, are the only materials being 
repeated without revisions. All other materials 
are either entirely new or revisions of previous 
cycles. Even where there are minor revisions, 
page numbers and covers will differ from the 
previous cycle to present one. 




Cindy Mathis enjoys riding her bike on the spacious 
campus at Presbyterian Home for Children in Black 
Mountain. 



CAMP LITTLE PISGAH 

Fairview, N.C. 

Two Pioneer Camps Scheduled 
(For Grades 4, 5, 6, & 7) 

June 22 - 27 
June 29 - July 4 

For Registration, Call 628-1910 



June 1980 



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of Black Mountain, North Carolina, Inc. 

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Adams, Mrs. L. H., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. C.B.Jenkins, Jr., 

Thomaston, GA. 
Alexander, Mrs. John R., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 
Axel, Mr. Paulsen, St. Paul, Minn — Mr. & Mrs. Harry M. 

Stewart, Atlanta, GA. 
Bovender, Mr. A.C., Jr., Hickory — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. Mr. Charles Thomas, Nogales, 

Arizona. 
Brown, Nettie Ray — Mr. & Mrs. J.F. McMahon, Black 

Mountain. 
Buist, Mrs. Ruby — Allyce & Martin Cunningham, Sylva. 
Bulgin, Mrs. George, Franklin — Lillian & Dick Stott, Mr. & 

Mrs. William Holden, Mr. & Mrs. Elmer W. Crawford, 

Franklin. 
Byerly, Mrs. Eliza Anderson, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. H.J. 

Runnion, Fletcher. Women of the West Asheville Presbyte- 
rian Church, Asheville. 
Cable, Mrs. Mellie, Waleska, GA— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Baumgardner, Sylva. 
Calvin, Mr. Earl— Mr. & Mrs. H. Glen Williams, Lake 

Junaluska. 
Carland, Mrs. Lillie, Horse Shoe — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Cole, Mr. Wates Edward, Weaverville — Reynolds & 

Marguerite Revis, Mrs. E.L. Curtis & Robert Curtis, Circle 

#5 of Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. C.T. 

& Jonnie Palat, Asheville. 
Constantz, Mr. J.C., Arlington, VA — Women of Sylva 

Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
Dalton, Mr. Douglas, Hendersonville — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
DeWeese, Mr. Earl, Asheville — Mrs. Kathleen Croswell, 

Miss Olive Croswell, Asheville. 
Edwards, Mrs. Margaret, Richmond, VA — Mr. & Mrs. John 

H. Lyday, Hendersonville. 
Eisenhart, Mr. Donald Wilson, Milledgeville, GA. — June 

Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Vance, Mr. & Mrs. Everett 

Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, Women of Canton Presby- 
terian Church, Canton. 
Ensley, James Dennis, Sylva — Felix & Nelle Potts, The Ellis 

Estes Family, Bryson City. 
Fisher, Miss Cora A., Hendersonville — Mrs. L.H. McKay, 

Flat Rock. Mrs. L.B. Barber, Sr., Mrs. J.M. Foster, Dr. & 

Mrs. Leonard Barber. Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Blair. Henderson- 
ville. 
Fitzsimmons, Mr. Frank L., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ralph Rector & Family, Hendersonville. 
Flanagan, Mrs. George, Sr., Hendersonville — Mrs. Cecil 

Stonecipher, Hendersonville. 
Hill, Gary A., East Flat Rock— Paul W. Rector, Mr. & Mrs. 

Ralph Rector, Hendersonville. 
Hollamon, Mr. John S., Fletcher — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville. 
Houston, Mr. Flake, Hendersonville — Mrs. Louise F. 

Marsh, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Hendersonville 
Hunnicutt, Mrs. Mary, Albermarle, NC — Mrs. Walter F. 

Hart, Brevard. 
Johnson, Mr. Vernon J., Hendersonville — Mr. Leander B. 

Johnson, Hendersonville. 
Kirk by, Mrs. Ethelyn, Clearwater, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ralph Rector & Family, Hendersonville. 
Larkin, Mrs. Martha Hall, Baltimore, MD — Mr. & Mrs. 

A.G. Randolph, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Last, Mr. John B., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. George 

W. Caisse, Hendersonville. 
Livelly, Mr., Roanoke, VA— Mr. & Mrs. Wade Elliott, 

Asheville. 
Lytle, Mrs. Harry, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Phillips, 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter T. McClure, Frances Sayre, Asheville. 



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(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above) Telephone (704) 
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Malone, Tommy, Dallas, TX — Mrs. Walter Pike, Hender- 
sonville. 

McCutcheon, Mrs. Cornelia, Bishopville, SC — Mrs. Rush 
G. Allison, Brevard. 

McDowell, Mrs. Mary, York, SC — Mr. & Mrs. James M. 
Coleman. Asheville. 

Meadows, Wendy — Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Mahaffey & Girls, 
Asheville. 

Medford, Mrs. James — Mrs. J.B. Haslam, Highlands. 

Owl, Mr. Frell, Cherokee — Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, Waynes- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Horace DeHart, Mr. & Mrs. C.A. Casada, 
Mrs. Lucile Crudup, Bryson City. John D. Roth, Whittier. 
Mr. & Mrs. P.K. Ferree, Cherokee. 

Peacock, Nell R., Columbus, GA— Mr. & Mrs. J.H. McDuf 
fie, Hendersonville. 

Pittman, Rev. M.N., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, 
Asheville. 

Powell, Mrs. Bertha, Atlanta, GA— The 3-M Class of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Powell, Mr. James Tillman, Sr., Canton — Senator & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Prevost, Mr. Whitener H., Waynesville — Frederick A. 
Love, Charlotte. 

Reed, Mrs. T.C., Upper Falls, MD.— Mr. & Mrs. James W. 
Wagoner, Brevard. 

Riedel, Mrs. W.W. — Employees of Kelly & Green, Inc. , Bris- 
tol, VA. 

Rhodes, Mr. Lloyd M., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph Rector & Family, Hendersonville. 

Sams, Mrs. Ralph E., Sr., Etowah, NC— Mr. & Mrs 
Thomas P. Davis, Jack & Allene Love, Van & Susie Van 
Doren, Rolla & Mary Rogers, Jim & Louise Haigler, Ken & 
Libby Fadden, George & Jan Beise, Etowah. Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas J. Davis, Mr. & Mrs. W.J. Sinnes, Talmadge & 
Michele Burnette, Mrs. Dan Waddell, Mr. & Mrs. Klaus 
Hinnenkamp, Mr. & Mrs. G.R. Thatcher, Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. Harry & Franny 
McCartha, Miami, FLA. 

Smithson, Mrs. Sara A. — Mrs. Sara A. Capps, Asheville. 

Stillson, Mr. Albert, Sr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. John A. 
Schweitzer, Norcross, GA. 

Stewart, Mr. W.H., New Port News, VA — Mr. & Mrs. Jack 
G. McCracken, Waynesville. 

Suit. Mr. Emory Carl, Gahanna, Ohio — Mr. & Mrs. Curtis 
D. Suit, Franklin. 

Summers, Mr. David, Orlando, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius 
J. Vandenhoogen, Asheville. 

Walser, Frances, Lexington, NC — Mrs. Kenneth Hysong, 
Hendersonville. 

Weigand, Mr. William, Hendersonville — Mr. P.H. Wag- 
goner, Hendersonville. 

Williams, Jean B., Sr., Hendersonville — Mrs. C.F. Stone- 
cipher, Hendersonville. 

Williams, Mr. Paul B., Bryson City— Felix & Nelle Potts, 
Vernon & Evelyn McHan, Bryson City. 

BIRTHDAY MEMORIAL 

In Memory of Mother 

from 

Mary Brice Deaver, Dallas, Texas 

THIS IS YOUR LIFE 

Calvin Thielman 
It was a special time for 
Montreat Pastor Dr. Calvin 
Thielman on Thursday 
night, June 25th. A crowd of 
people from ". . .all over" 
gathered for dinner and the 
special program. Calvin's 
high school coach and his 
mother from Paris, Texas had special video tape 
messages. Dr. Cain of Mayo Clinic, who recent- 
ly performed open-heart surgery on Dr. 
Thielman brought special greetings. The Billy 
Graham Association and Dr. T.W. Wilson were 
on hand for the gala event. Mr. Henderson Belk 
and Tom Staley of the New York Staley founda- 
tion made presentations. The Search committee 
and installation commission which originally in- 
stalled Dr. Thielman were on hand. Dr. Grier 
Davis noted background information. A big 
25th Anniversary Cake accompanied the 
SCRAP BOOK of letters from friends all over 
the world. Bill Anderson brought greetings 
from Asheville Presbytery. A comical skit recall- 
ing Dr. Thielman's Presbytery Examination was 
enjoyed. The highlight was the presentation of a 
1980 Toyota to Dr. Thielman. God Bless You 
Calvin from all of us. 





EVENTS TO MARK 
ON YOUR CALENDAR 



JULY 8 - SUMMER MEETING - ASHE- 
VILLE PRESBYTERY, Hendersonville First 
Presbyterian Church. 

JULY 24 - COORDINATING COUNCIL 
OF SYNOD, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

JULY 24, 25, 26 - SMALL CHURCH 
CONFERENCE, Montreat. 

SEPTEMBER 18 - CHRISTIAN EDUCA 
TION COMMITTEE MEETING, 6 p.m., 
S & W, Asheville. 

OCTOBER 14 - FALL MEETING - 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY - Presby- 
terian Home - Campus Gym, 9:30 a.m. 

OCTOBER 16, 17, 18 - "FACE TO FACE" 
(for all churches looking for a pastor and any 
pastor "looking to move". Contact Presby- 
tery Office or Commission for details. 
REGISTER EARLY. Holiday Inn, Greens- 
boro, N.C. 

NOVEMBER 10, 11 "PRESBYTERIAN 
LEADERSHIP FORUM*' - Camp 

Caraway, N.C. 

JANUARY 27, 1981 - WINTER 
MEETING - ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
— (No invitation received for Host Church). 

APRIL 14, 1981 - SPRING MEETING - 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY - Andrews 
Church will be Host. 

JULY 14, 1981 - SUMMER MEETING - 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY (No invita- 
tion received for Host Church). 

OCTOBER 13, 1981 - FALL MEETING 

ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY First 

Presbyterian, Highlands, N.C. will be Host). 




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Vol. LXXXIII No. 7 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



July 1980 



BRYSON CITY HAS NEW PASTOR 



Bryson City Presbyterian Church is happy to 
announce the installation and ordination of the 
Reverend Kenneth Monroe Hicks. The Ashe- 
ville Presbytery convened by Commission on 
Sunday, July 13, 1980. The Presbytery ap- 
pointed Reverend William R. Anderson to 
preside and propound the constitutional ques- 
tions. In addition to Anderson, the Reverend 




David Parks and 



Reverend James Hornsby served as Teaching Elders. 

Serving as Ruling elders were Synod Moderator Williard Sessler, 
Ruling Elder P.K. Ferree, and Ruling Elder Ruby DeHart. Dr. W.G. 
Foster (former pastor of First Presbyterian, Florence, S.C.), Dr. 
William N. Curtis (father of Mrs. Hicks), a pastor in the United 
Presbyterian Church USA, and Myers Hicks, M.D. (father of Kenneth 
Hicks) were invited to be on the commission. Elder P.K. Ferree, who 
also serves as choir director at Bryson City Presbyterian Church, 
presented special music for the worship service. Dr. Foster, Hick's 
boyhood pastor, presented a charge to the new pastor. 



Dr. Hicks, a medical doctor and father of the new pastor, delivered 
the Charge to the congregation. Dr. William Curtis (father of Mrs. 
Hicks) offered the prayer of installation and participated in the service 
of the "laying on of hands" to ordain Hicks. 

Kenneth Hicks spent his early years "growing up" in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Florence. He graduated from Clemson Univer- 
sity with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering. Hicks was employed 
by Union Carbide in Mechanical Engineering. Heeding God's call to 
the Ministry, he and his wife left the business world and entered Col- 
umbia Theological Seminary. The Hicks took off a year at the 
seminary to serve on the Mission field in Zaire. The couple served at 
the Good Shepherd Hospital using his engineering talents to "keep 
things going". He graduated in the spring of 1980 from Columbia. 
Hicks' hobbies include flying (he has a pilots license), water skiing, and 
electronic work. The Hicks' have a four months old son, Joshua. 

Asheville Presbyery welcomes the Reverend Kenneth Hicks. Ex- 
ecutive Secretary Anderson will help Hicks with committee assignment 
orientation. The Reverend Ronald Odum was appointed "shepherd" 
for the first two years of Mr. Hicks' ministry. 



PRESBYTERY ELECTS HEALEY 



as Moderator for 1980 



The Asheville Presbytery meeting was called 
to order by Moderator Billy Frank Woods in the 
McKay Chapel of the Hendersonville First 
Presbyterian Church at 9:30 a.m. on July 8, 
1980. A sermon was preached by the Reverend 
Kenneth Hicks and special prayer for mis- 
sionaries was offered by the Reverend John 
Healey and the Reverend Al Kissling. 

After the worship service, retiring Moderator 
congratulated Reverend John Healey on being 
elected 1980 Moderator. The Reverend Hugh 
Eichelberger, Moderator Elect, was unable to 
be present and requested someone else be 
elected. The Church Related Vocations Com- 
mittee presented Bill Hall to be examined and received as a Candidate 
for the Ministry in Asheville Presbytery. Hall is currently a student at 
Columbia Theological Seminary and will enter Erskine Seminary in 
the Fall. Hall is serving as student supply at Brittains Cove 
Presbyterian Church during the summer months. He is under the care 




Rev. John Healey 



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of that session. 

The Reverend Jerry Robinson introduced Kurt Gebhard to the 
Court. Kurt plans to be received in October by the Presbytery and will 
take the Standard Ordination Exams in September. He is a graduate 
of Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. 

The Commission on the Minister presented Ken Hicks for examina- 
tion and approved plans for installation and ordination. 

A special presentation by 1980-81 Stewardship Chairman, Ray 
Dean, highlighted the 1981 Asking Budget for BENEVOLENT 
CAUSES in Asheville Presbytery, the General Assembly, and The 
Synod of N.C. Dean presented a visual display of the proposed budget 
and noted how much each church should pledge toward support of 
this MISSION BUDGET. Commissioners approved the budget and 
urged each church to remember $44.76 per member would be 
necessary to fund all these ministries in 1981. 

The Hendersonville Women of the Church served lunch in the din- 
ing hall. 

The afternoon meeting was convened with prayer and hymn sing- 
ing, cont'd, on page 3 

Skelton Appointed Chaplain 
for Juvenile Center 

The Reverend James H. Skelton, a member 
of Asheville Presbytery and a long-time 
Chaplain at the Western Carolina Medical 
Center in Black Mountain, has been appointed 
Chaplain for the N.C. Juvenile Evaluation 
Center in Swannanoa, N.C. The N.C. agency, 
located near the Presbyterian Home For 
Children in Swannanoa, is a training center for "troubled youth". The 
average population for this center is 150 teenagers. Skelton's duties in- 
clude routine visiting and Chaplain's work for these youngsters. He is 
engaged in developing a model for future Chaplains at this center 
since this agency has never before had a Chaplain. 

Skelton was born, reared, and received his early education in 
Anderson, S.C. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College and Union 
Theological Seminary. He served as a Navy Chaplain during World 
War II. Following his military career, he went to Brazil as a mis- 
sionary. Skelton has done graduate work at Princeton Theological 
Seminary, the Yale School of Alcoholic Studies and the Medical School 
of the University of Kansas. Skelton is a former Moderator of Asheville 
Presbytery and served as a Commissioner to General Assembly. He is 
married to Audrey Brunkhurst and they have one son, David. 
ASHEVILLE PRESYTERY is thankful for the work of our Jim 
Skelton. 




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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July 1980 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to William R. Anderson; Editor 
40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258-8143 



MURPHY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

An exciting Bible School has just come 
to conclusion at the Murphy church. This 
Bible School was designed for all age 
groups and is reported to have had the 
largest attendance of any Bible School in 
the history of the Murphy Presbyterian 
Church. Pastor Larry Wilson reported that 
teacher participation was splendid. 
Teachers were available for all classes in- 
cluding "special" craft activities. The Bible 
School was under the direction of Mrs. 
Margo Locke, a former art teacher for the 
Cherokee County School System and a 
long-time member of the Murphy church. 

The Session of Murphy Presbyterian 
Church is pleased to announce that their 
new Treasurer is Mr. K.C. Wright, CPA, 
living at 107 Valley River Avenue, in Mur- 
phy. 

HAYESVILLE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Sunday, June 22, is a date the congrega- 
tion of the Hayesville church will long 
remember. Rarely does the opportunity 
arise for the ordination and installation of 
elders, but such was the occasion on June 
22. The Reverend Ian Mclver, in an im- 
pressive and worshipful manner, ordained 
and installed the two newly elected 
elders — Mr. Lawrence Jackson and Mr. 
John Beddingfield. Since Mr. Beddingfield 
had served some fifteen years in another 
church, it was only necessary that he be in- 
stalled. After the installation, both elders 
helped in the serving of the Lord's Supper. 




The Rev. Jerry Robinson pastor of Brevard- 
Davidson River Presbyterian Church was 
elected CHAIRMAN of the Commission on 
the Minister. Robinson is a member of the ex- 
ecutive committee on Church Related Voca- 
tions for the Asheville Presbytery. 






Mr. Arthur Ocker, Ruling Elder at Trinity 
Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, NC 
was elected to the Synod's COUNCIL by 
Asheville Presbytery. He will serve a 3-year 
term and replaces Mr. Wilson McMakin of 
Black Mountain Presbyterian. Mr. McMakin 
was commended by Presbytery for his 
valuable contribution to the work of the 
COUNCIL during his 3-year term. 



ARDEN 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Arden, N.C. 

There are so many things going on 
our Women of the Church continue their 
Tuesday Morning Bible Studies on alter- 
nate Tuesdays and their monthly Evening 
Bible Study the second Monday evening in 
the month. Several of our summer people 
are back and they come to these activities, 
so we all get the privilege of becoming bet- 
ter acquainted with them! Some of them 
have been coming for several years, so it is 
like welcoming the family home when we 
see them in the Congregation after their 
arrival. 

There was a Church Picnic after the 
Morning Worship Service on Sunday, June 
22nd for those who wished to stay and 
about 150 persons did. This was a good 
time of fun and fellowship — the Reverend 
Don Linsz had preached at the Worship 
Service that morning since Reverend 
Graham and his family were on a much- 
needed short vacation. There will be 
another Church Picnic on Sunday, August 
31st, for EVERYONE at Camp Little 
Pisgah - this one will start about 3 PM 
and continue until 8 PM if you wish to stay 
long, with games, fun, food, fellowship, a 
short program something for everyone. 

MARK MUSSER IS GETTING MAR 
RIED JULY 12TH! His bride-to-be is Joyce 
Hallila from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. 
Everyone is thrilled about welcoming the 
new young couple back to the Manse after 
their honeymoon. 

BLACK MOUNTAIN 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Black Mountain had a very successful 
Bible School in cooperation with the Mon- 
treat Presbyterian Church the week of June 
16th with Miss Patty Petty as Director. The 
Bible School was well attended and on the 
last day, the entire congregation joined in 
for a picnic at Camp Little Pisgah. Every- 
one had good eats and good fellowship. 
The "highlight" of the picnic was having as 
our guests, the Refugee family, sponsored 
by the Weaverville Presbyterian Church. 

Eleven young people from our church 
attended Camp Little Pisgah this summer 
with seven of them staying the entire two 
weeks. We understand this was the largest 
representation from any church in the 
Presbytery. Hurrah, Hurrah, for OUR 
young people! 

RICEVILLE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Riceville Church had a small but very 
successful Vacation Bible School the week 
of June 23-27. 

The congregation is in regular com 
munication with "Our Missionary", 
Charles L. Evans, in Kinshasa, Zaire. The 
anthem on Sunday, July 6, was taped by 
the "Chorale Molende" of Limete 
Presbyterian Church, Kinshasa. Though 
we could not understand the words, it 
brought us a bit closer to our Christian 
brothers and sisters in Zaire. Our choir 
hopes, in the near future, to make a tape to 
send to our African friends. 



CANTON PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Canton, N.C. 

The Canton Presbyterian Church held a 
combination Daily Vacation Bible School 
and Presbyterian Heritage Week the week 
of July 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 each evening. 
The first evening Dr. John Newton, of 
Montreat, taught "Presbyterian Doctrine" 
to the adults while the children began a 
study of "Jesus, Lord, and Saviour". Each 
evening the children (three years through 
youth groups) studied one step in the life of 
Jesus. On Wednesday evening, Dr. Jerrold 
Brooks, from the Presbyterian Historical 
Foundation of Montreat, taught 
"Presbyterian History In The U.S." The 
other three evenings, the adults were led by 
two leaders each evening, in a discussion 
on the subjects of Worship, Hymns, Bap- 
tism, Lord's Supper, Funerals, and Wed- 
dings in the Presbyterian congregations. 
Attendance was excellent. 

Many thanks go out from the Canton 
congregation to a number of the Men of 
the Church for their diligent work toward 
the long-range project of improving the 
church grounds. Things are looking better 
every week — thanks, and many thanks! 

Our pastor and his family attended the 
Music Conference at Montreat the first 
week of July. They said it was a fine and 
enjoyable time. 

OAK FOREST 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 

Oak Forest Presbyterian Church will 
have "ALL DAY COME & STAY 
AUGUST 10." Oak Forest will move to a 
new "camp meeting" site, Camp Little 
Pisgah, for one Sunday, August 10. The 
whole congregation will come to par- 
ticipate in worship, dinner on the grounds, 
organized and disorganized activities, 
home-made ice cream, and vespers before 
slowly driving home, literally, into the 
sunset. 

From June 30 through July 27, our 
pastor, the Reverend Dent Davis, and his 
family, are on vacation and during that 
time he will be attending a Bible Con- 
ference for Preachers at Union Seminary in 
Richmond. 

MALVERN HILLS 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Aug. 3 9 

Aug. 3-8 (Sun. - Thurs.) 7:00-9:00 pm 
Aug. 9 (Fri.) 6:30 pm 
VBS program will follow 
EVERYONE IS INVITED! 
All ages Nursery - Adults 



JUST IN CASE. . . 
you are wondering??? 

Did you just say, ". . .why isn't 
my church news ever put 
in the paper???" 
MAYBE. . .YOU. . .should 
send in some news!! 



July 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCF 

On September 13, at 
Hendersonville Presbyte- 
rian Church, the WOC 
of Asheville Presbytery 
are offering a training 
day called "Doorways To 
New Opportunities". (Be 
prepared to come and 
receive the KEYS to open these doors.) We're 
hoping to have every local officer present for 
this day of training. 

In the morning, Miss Elizabeth Wilson will be 
our inspirational speaker, followed by four 
general sessions. Margaret Montgomery will 
speak on "Refugee Resettlement". There will 
also be a session on "Prison Ministry" (especially 
for women), a session on the "Hospice Move- 
ment", and a session on "Group Building". The 
lunch hour will be devoted to "District Get- 
Acquainted" time — with each District sitting 
together and sharing with each other. 

The afternoon will involve workshops for 
local officers. We are planning to have 
something for ALL WOMEN to come, to be 
enriched by, and to enjoy. MARK THIS DATE 
ON YOUR CALENDAR. 

Presbytery Mtg. — Miss Hoyt Thanked 
cont'd, from page 1 

The Christian Education Committee report- 
ed on plans for 1981 and noted, that in a special 
study of the role of the Christian Education 
Worker, it had been decided to phase out the 
position of C.E. Worker by the end of 1980. 
The Committee told the Court that Miss Hoyt 
would remain on a consultant basis until the 
end of 1980. Floor discussion indicated a study 
in process for developing a philosophy of Chris- 
tian Education for Asheville Presbytery. The 
results of the study will enable the Presbytery to 
make plans and set goals for the future. One 
committee member noted that this study would 
conclude in new job descriptions, necessary to 
develop the new Christian Education philoso- 
phy. A vote of appreciation was given to Miss 
Carlisle Hoyt for her years of faithful service as 
Presbytery's Christian Education Worker. 

General Assembly reports were given by Rul- 
ing Elder Arthur Ocker, the Reverend Ed 
Renegar and the Reverend Billy Frank Woods. 
A special list of actions prepared by Mr. Ocker 
was given all the Court. A question and answer 
period followed. 

The Presbytery Mission Committee, the 
Reverend Woody Johnson, Chairman, outlined 
financial plans for Aid Receiving Churches in 
1981. Some churches, which were not approved 
for inclusion in the budget, were to plan addi- 
tional meetings before Fall "Kick-Off" time for 
stewardship planning. The Court accepted with 
regret the resignation of the Reverend David 
Parks as Chairman to the Commission on the 
Minister. Parks received a standing ovation for 
the leadership work he had done for the 
Presbytery. The Commissioners unanimously 
elected the Reverend Jerry Robinson the new 
Chairman. Ruling Elder Arthur Ocker was 
unanimously elected to Synod's Council. 

The next Court meeting will be October 14, 
1980. The commissioners were invited to meet 
on the Campus of Presbyterian Home for 
Children by Director Don McKenzie. The 
meeting was adjourned with prayer by the 
Moderator. Each member of presbytery and ses- 
sion will receive from the Stated Clerk a brief 
account of the meeting. Moderator Healey 
plans a meeting of the Moderator's committee 
in late summer. 



Your Help 
Needed ! 

Asheville Presbytery Church 
Members asked to get involved! 

General Assembly's Office of Review and 
Evaluation is requesting information from peo- 
ple throughout the Presbyterian Church, U.S., 
who would like to help in evaluating the work of 
General Assembly's agencies. 

Each year the General Assembly reviews cer- 
tain of its program functions and agencies, on a 
rotating schedule, to determine whether they 
should be continued, terminated, or changed. 
Those scheduled for review by the 1981 General 
Assembly are: the Council on Church and Race, 
International Mission Program and National 
Church Relationships, Joint Office of Worship, 
Office of Ecumenical Coordination, Office of 
Washington Communicator, Overseas Ecumen- 
ical Program, Presbyterian Council for 
Chaplains and Military Personnel, Presbyterian 
News Service, and Presbyterian Survey. 

The Office of Review and Evaluation con- 
ducts a preliminary review of the functions and 
units, providing information and recommenda- 
tions in its report to General Assembly. In addi- 
tion to its own data-gathering, the Office 
welcome any communications from interested 
persons in the church at large, regarding the 
functions under review. Written comments 
should be received by December 31, 1980, to be 
considered as part of this year's study. The Of- 
fice also welcomes data from persons who wish a 
personal Hearing regarding any of the functions 
or agencies. The week of October 27-31, 1980, 
has been set aside for this purpose. Persons 
desiring appointments during this period should 
contact the Office in advance. Contact Richard 
G. Hutcheson, Jr., Chairperson, PCUS Office, 
341 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, 
Georgia 30308, Tel. 404-873-1531 or you may 
call THE PRESBYTERY OFFICE 258-8143. 

To All Sessions: 

Don't forget to plan your instruction 
and set dates for your examinations!! 

The B.C.O. reminds us that WHEN 
ANY PERSON is elected to office of 
RULING ELDER or DEACON, the 
Session shall confer with that person as 
to willingness to undertake the office. 
AFTER a period of instruction the Ses- 
sion shall examine that person as to: 

1. Religious Experience 

2. Knowledge and acceptance of the system of 
doctrine 

3. Church Government & discipline contain- 
ed in the Constitution of the church. 

4. The duties of the office to which elected. 

When the examination is approved, the 
Session shall appoint a day for ordina- 
tion and installation. 



July. 1980 



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Published Monthly at Asheville. N.C. By 
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40 Church Street Asheville. N.C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson. Editor 
Telephone 704-258-8145 

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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Written by Miss Carlisle Hoyt 




When we think toward the purposes of 
many of the Christian Education Council 
events for Presbytery wich are sponsored 
throughout the year, it is good to watch the 
responses of the participants. Many times 
there are messages with very spiritual con- 
tents, and the people gathered have been 
from churches of all different theological 
backgrounds. It has been notable that our 
people from all the churches were 
delighted with the program and spiritually 
fed, as expressed by the hearers. 

The situation was that we were gathered 
where the basic needs of our faith were be- 
ing met as one. It would seem good if we 
could meet with this in mind and purpose 
for our program, and from here feel a 
common goal in our faith. From here we 
could go out on our various services in dif- 
ferent directions, with each others' bless- 
ing. 

Several churches might be involved in 
one effort with those of like thought or 
desire, while others might be working on 
some other ministry. Rather than pulling 
on each other from our various extermities, 
the members of Presbytery would meet on 
our base of Faith, and move out, having 
supported each other. 

The Presbytery, which is a unit, should 
exist to give help to every church in their 
program. We would be strengthened by 
the oneness felt in such endeavors. 



SENIOR HIGH 

YOUTH COUNCIL ELECTS 

1980 - 81 MEMBERS 

Brian Fuller, Moderator 

Arden Presbyterian Church 
Jenny Ammons, Vice Moderator 

Arden Presbyterian Church 
Michelle Bailey, Secretary 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 
Kaye Banks, Registrar 

Arden Presbyterian Church 
Anne Shelor, Treasurer 

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church 
Christy McAnulty, Historian 

Arden Presbyterian Church 
Beth Barker, DC-Eastern 

Montreat Presbyterian Church 
Nan Barker, DC-Eastern 

Montreat Presbyterian Church 
Charles McDarris, DC-Western 

Waynesville Presbyterian Church 
Eric Smathers, DC-Western 

Canton Presbyterian Church 
Amy Winston, DC-Central 

Brevard Presbyterian Church 
Angela Foster, DC-Central 

Brevard Presbyterian Church 
Heather Ducker, Alternate 

Arden Presbyterian Church 



July 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Four 



JHnnnrial (StftH 



Adams, Mrs. L. H., Sr. — Bob & Jean Dempsey, 

Asheville. 
Aiken, Mr. Frank J. — Mr. & Mrs. Harry Reeves, 

Andrews. 
Arnold, Mrs. O.E., Asheville — Mary Jane Pegram, Mr. 

& Mrs. G. Kendall Leemon, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. 

Rawls, Dr. & Mrs. Walter Watts, Asheville. 
Baker, Mr. William J., Upper Darby, PA— Mrs. L.H 

McKay, Flat Rock. 
Barber, Mr. A.F., Sr., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Henry Mariotte Stewart, Atlanta, Ga., Mr. & Mrs. James 

H. McDuffie, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt C. Drews, Mrs. Bruce 

Drysdale, Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Keith, Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Henderson- 
ville. 
Barnett, Mrs. James A., Montreat — Mr. & Mrs Everett 

Gibbs, Mr. & Mrs. E.E. Crisp, Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. 

McKenzie. Black Mountain. Rev. & Mrs. William R. 

Anderson, Montreat. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Thielman, Paris, 

TX. 
Barnett, Mrs. Leonard, Brevard — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Bleezarde, Mrs. Oscar S., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 
Bloom, Mr. Ivan A., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville. 
Bradley, Mr. W.A., Waynesville — Pat & Bill Prevost, 

Hazelwood. 
Brown, Mr. C. Fred, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Runnion, 

Fletcher. 
Bulgin, Mrs. George, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Suit, 

Franklin. 
Burleson, Mrs. Blanche F., Franklin — Mrs. W. Pitt 

Walker, Andrews. 
Byers, Mr. Fred R., Hendersonville — Dr & Mrs. Corbin 

O. Williams, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 
Calvin, Charles Roger, Jr., Candler — Mrs. Martha C. 

Furness. Canton. 
Candler, Mr. Earl, Candler — Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 

Clyde. 
Cartledge, Dr. G. Howard, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 

M. Smart, Brevard. 
Chambers, William (Buster) — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 

Smathers, Canton. 
Clarke, Mrs. Gertrude, Lavonia, GA — Mrs. R.F. Leibfried, 

Jr., Houston, TX. Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Henderson- 
ville. 
Davidson, Mrs. Maude — Bob & Jean Dempsey Asheville. 
Dickens, Mrs. Flonnie Mims, Raleigh — Mr. & Mrs. 

Walter Alexander, Asheville. 
Drake, Mr. L.Q. — Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Henderson 

ville. 
Edwards, Mr. Dwight, Arden — Mr. W.C. Hicklin, Arden. 
Ellis, Mrs. Eva Mae — West Asheville Highlanders Square 

Dance Club. Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 
Farnham, Mr. H.H., Asheville— Col. & Mrs. Robert C. 

Brown, Asheville. 
Ferguson, Mrs. Fannie, Maggie Valley — Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Clyde. 
Ficken, Mrs. Bertha, Asheville — Mrs. D.K. Drum. Mrs. 

F.W. Sherwood, Buncombe County Republican Women's 

Club. Mr. & Mrs. Edward B. Fester, Dozen & One Book 

Club. Mrs. Albert Berry, Mr. & Mrs. Walter T. McClure, 

Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Sr., Asheville. 
Gall, Mrs. Lola, Asheville — Ted & Viola Dillingham, 

Asheville. 
Galloway, Mr. Arthur Hampton, Waynesville — Ida Jean 

Brown, Circle #1 of First Presbyterian Church, Adult Bible 

Class of First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $ 



In Memory OJ 



name oJ deceased 
Note 1/ your gift is a LIVING memorial (i e Birthday. An 
niversary. etc .) give details for acknowledgement 
Send acknowledgement lo_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address . 



complete address for' mail, please 

Donor's Name 

Donor's Address 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to 
Treasurer. The Presbyterian Home. 40 Church Street, 
Asheville. N C 28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly i) sufficient 
information is given in blanks above) Telephone (704) 
258 8143 



Gard, Mr. Darrell, Coral Gables, FLA.— Mr. & Mrs. 

Ray Winchester, Brevard. 
Glass, Mrs. Mary E., Alexandria, VA — Mr. & Mrs. Alvan 

L. Berry, Hendersonville. 
Harris, Mr. William T., Asheville — Mrs Patricia G 
Hughston, Charlotte. Mrs. Mary Kistler Stoney. Morgan- 
ton. Mrs. Mildred J. Coleman, Mrs. Anna Rankin Harris. 
Washington. DC. Capt. & Mrs. L.E. Stahl. Gulfstream. 
FL. Mr. & Mr. John P. Dosier, Mr. & Mrs. T.E. Patton, 
Mr. & Mrs. T.W. Pritchard. Jr.. Mr. & Mrs. W.C. 
Breazeale. Mr. & Mrs. John B. Schifflin, John & Lib Prit- 
chard. Mr. & Mrs. John F. Harris. Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. 
Rawls, Mr. & Mrs. Murry A. Miller. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. 
Eve, Asheville. 
Harrison, Mrs. Nettie, Asheville — Jackie Burgin 

Painter, Sylva. 
Hicklin, Mrs. Helen, Richmond, VA— Mr W.C. 

Hicklin, Arden. 
Hinch, Mr. Roger, Hendersonville — Mr & Mrs. George 

W. Caisse, Hendersonville. 
Hoffman, Mr. Russell, Candler — Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, 

Asheville. 
Johnston, Mr. Raymond, Miami, FL — Dr & Mrs. Charles 

W. Dobson, Asheville. 
Kaschub, Mr. Alden, Longwood, FL — Bo &Jean Dempsey. 

Asheville. 
Kennedy, Peyre, G. Ill, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

James H. McDuffie, Hendersonville 
Kirtley, Mr. Charles, Flat Rock — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville. 
Lisenbee, Martha W., Asheville — Women of West Asheville 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Lunsford, Dr. Lewis, Jr., Asheville — Mr & Mrs. Ellery H. 

Farnam, Asheville. 
Massey, Mr. Henry, Rock Hill, SC— Mr. W C Hicklin, 

Arden. 
McDonald, Mr. Ian — Mrs. Patricia B. Cost, Canton. Mr & 

Mrs. William Milne, Clyde. 
McDonald, Mr. Willard, Asheville — Mrs Katherine 

Childs, Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Helms, Marie & Paul 

Cooksey, Asheville. 
McGimsey, Mr. Louis W., Asheville — Mrs Betty J. Allen, 

Asheville. 
Meadows, Wendy, Asheville — Malvern Hills Extension 

Homemakers Club, Asheville. 
Medford, Mrs. James, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. William 

Holden, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas I. Miller. Morrison 

Presbyterian Church. Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Vin- 
son, Rabun Gap, GA. 
Mims, Mr. Albert, Raleigh — Mr. & Mrs. Walter Alexander, 

Asheville. 
Moore, Mrs. Delta, Hayesville, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville, 
Moore, Mrs. V.W. — Mary Jane Pegram, Asheville. 
Mother of Dr. William A. Mynatt, Knoxville, TN — Mr & 

Mrs. Robert S. Webb, Asheville. 
Owl, Mr. Frell, Cherokee — Bryson City Presbyterian 

Chancel Choir. Bryson City, Dr. & Mrs WE. Mitchell. 

Mr & Mrs. Phillip Brintnall, Bryson City. 
Pearsall, Mr. Alva, Hendersonville — Mr & Mrs. Wayne 

Seppanen, Hendersonville. 
Penland, Mr. Harold, Asheville — Arthur & Jackie Painter, 

Sylva. 
Perry, Mrs. Jennie B. — Hazel Easton. Black Mountain. Mrs. 

Emily Schuber Carr, Women's Bible Class of First 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Roberts, Mrs. Leila G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs Richard D. 

Roberts, Joe & Gene Blackwell, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. 

Smart, Brevard. Mr, & Mrs. Howard Barnes, Mr & Mrs. 

Wolfgang Selle, Pisgah Forest. 
Rohrer, Mrs. Edna, Homestead, FL — Mr. & Mrs. William 

Milne, Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Circle #4, 

Women of Canton Presbyterian Church. Canton. 
Sams, Mrs. Ralph E., Sr., Etowah— Mr. & Mrs Arnold 

Compton, Mr. & Mrs. John Hawkins, Candler Mr. & Mrs. 

Bill McClaren, Norfolk. VA. 
Schoonover, Gerald O., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Page 

Roth, Hendersonville. 
Segars, Beth, Camden, SC — Mr. & Mrs F.M. Heckendorn. 

Camden, SC. 
Shealy, Mr. Leo, Piedmont, SC— Mr. & Mrs. DM. Illing 

worth, Canton. 
Simon, Dr. Jerome, St. Louis, MI — Mrs. JR. Fawcett, 

Asheville. 
Ter Horst, Mr. John Henry, Grand Rapids, MI— Mr. & 

Mrs. Page Roth, Hendersonville. 
Thompson, Mr. James J., Hendersonville — Senator & Mrs 

Bo Thomas. Hendersonville. 



LIVING MEMORIALS 
HONORING 

Dr. H.B. Dendy from Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville 
Mrs. Lucille Brintnall from 

Mr. & Mrs. W.W. Parrish, Newport News, VA 




EVENTS TO MARK 
ON YOUR CALENDAR 

JULY 19-25 — GLOBAL MISSION CON- 
FERENCE, Montreat, N.C. (Highlighted 
by the commissioning service for the new 
PCUS missionaires, the Global Mission Con- 
ference is intended to provide updates on the 
global mission program.) 

JULY 24 — COORDINATING COUN- 
CIL OF SYNOD, Raleigh, North Carolina 

JULY 24, 25, 26 — SMALL CHURCH 
CONFERENCE, Peace College, Raleigh, 
N.C. Scholarships available for any Asheville 
Presbytery Church Member Telephone Pres- 
bytery Office if interested. 

JULY 26 - AUG. 1 — CHRISTIAN/NA- 
TIONAL MISSION CONFERENCE, 

Montreat, N.C. (Congregational and pres- 
bytery leaders in mission and education will 
participate in a week-long journey to explore 
claims on the people of God for the 1980s. 

AUGUST 2-8 — MONTREAT YOUTH 
CONFERENCE I, Montreat, N.C 

AUGUST 9-15 — MONTREAT YOUTH 
CONFERENCE II, Montreat. N.C. (The 
theme "Tapestry: Becoming One" for these 
two identical conferences highlights our in- 
dividual gifts and heritages.) 

SEPTEMBER 18 — CHRISTIAN 
EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEET- 
ING, S&W, Asheville, 6 p.m. 

OCTOBER 13-17 — CONFERENCE ON 
AGING, Montreat, N.C. 

OCTOBER 14 — FALL MEETING — 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY, Presbyteri 
an Home (Campus Gym). Lake Eden Road. 
Black Mountain, N.C. (Registration 9:00 
a.m.) Host by members of The Board of 
Trustees and Director McKenzie. 

OCTOBER 16, 17, 18 — "FACE TO 
FACE" (for all churches looking for a pastor 
and any pastor "looking to move". Contact 
Presbytery Office of Commission for details. 
REGISTER EARLY. Holiday Inn. Greens- 
boro, N.C. 

NOVEMBER 10, 11 — "PRESBYTE- 
RIAN LEADERSHIP FORUM" — Camp 
Caraway, N.C. 

JANUARY 27, 1981 — WINTER 
MEETING — ASHEVILLE PRESBY- 
TERY — (No invitation received for host 
church) 

APRIL 14, 1981 — SPRING MEETING 

— ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY — An 

drews Church will be Host. Andrews, N.C. 
Registration set for 9:00 AM 

JULY 14, 1981 — SUMMER MEETING 

— ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY — Host 
Church Murphy Presbyterian Church, Mur- 
phy, N.C. Registration 9:00 AM 

OCTOBER 13, 1981 — FALL MEETING 

— ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY — First 
Presbyterian, Highlands, N.C. will be Host. 




Combined Aug. /Sept. Issue 



Our Mountain Work 



PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 






Pray 

For 

Hostages 



USPS 414-880 



Vol. 7 "- ■'--"' -.aII No. 7 & 8 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions August-Sept. 1980 



PRESBYTERIAN HOME WEDDINGS ! ! ! 




The Presbyterian Home of Black 

Mountain is a Ministry of the 

Presbytery Churches 





Marc Buhrmaster and Debbie married Aug. 2, 1980 




"Pam." Mathis at the 
Presbyterian Home "BELL" 



'Decorating the 'Honeymoon' Car! ! 



Hendersonville's Ian Mclver 

Returns to Post Graduate School 
Ian Mclver began his ministry in June 1979 
at the First Presbyterian Church in Hender- 
sonville as a summer youth minister. This in 
turn led to an Associate Pastorate with the 
church. Ian now looks forward to a year of 
post-graduate study towards a M.Th. in Old 
Testament at Calvin Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After that 
..."perhaps, a pastorate in New Zealand or wherever the Lord leads". 
Mclver said "Western North Carolina and Asheville Presbytery will pro- 
vide very happy memories for Norma and myself for many years to come. 
Our first summer student pastorate was at Hayesville, North 
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Melanie Hyatt and "Bo" married in 
GARDEN WEDDING at "Home" 

Two weddings recently were celebrated at the 
Presbyterian Home for Children. 

Marc Buhrmaster and Debbie Roe were married Aug. 
2, 1980 by Rev. Billy Martin at the First Presbyterian 
Church in Swannanoa. After the ceremony a reception 
party was attended by many friends throughout Asheville 
Presbytery. Marc (a college senior at N.C. State majoring 
in architecture) "grew-up" at Presbyterian Home. 

Melanie Hyatt and "Bo" Rhodenbough were married 
in a beautiful garden wedding on the south lawn of the 
Presbyterian Home on August 16, 1980. A reception and 
buffet dinner followed the ceremony. Director McKenzie 
and the bride's father "gave the bride away...". Melanie 
"..grew up" at the Presbyterian Home and graduated 
shortly before the wedding with her doctorate in Law 
from University of North Carolina. She earned her B.A. 
degree from King College. 

Director and Mrs. McKenzie were overheard at the 
weddings "..What a blessing to have so many children to 
bring up in the Christian faith.. and see them happily 
married.." 

Several youngsters are in college for 1980-81 and more 
were recently admitted to the home as "..first graders". 
The ministry of child care represents a large portion of 
the benevolence support in the Asheville Presbytery 
budget. 



WEAVERVILLE PASTOR 

Called to Pastor "Shearer Church" 
in Mooresville, N. C. 

The Reverend and Mrs. William T. Wing will be 
moving from the manse in Weaverville to 
Mooresville, N.C. where Bill has been called to 
pastor Shearer Church. He has served in 
Asheville Presbytery since November 1974 and is, 
a former Moderator of Asheville Presbytery. [_ 
Bill presently serves Presbytery's Church Related Vocations Com- 
mittee and is Vice Chairman of the Candidates Committee. Dur- 
ing a previous pastorate Wing was a commissioner to the General 
Assembly. The Wings are parents of five children. We pray God's 
blessings on the entire family as they enter their new work in 
Mooresville. 




Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Aug. /Sept. 1980 




iE&ttDrtal 

PASTORS SALARY 

Time for Planning 1981 
Salary Increases 

Congregations will want 
to urge their sessions to 
plan for a period of 
evaluation for pastor and 
other staff members. 
This evaluation will nor- 
mally include a review of 
1980 salaries and plans 
for changing these "pay packages" according to 
the cost of living as well as giving merit in- 
creases. The Presbytery Executive has recently 
received (August 13, 1980) remuneration infor- 
mation and other items related to planning for 
professional salaries in your church. Informa- 
tion available includes consumer price index 
comparison. Helpful information is available in 
using the consumer price index as an accurate 
measurement of cost-of-living changes. 

A major component of the remuneration of 
many church employees is the cost of operating 
an automobile. Information in the same study is 
available for sessions upon request. Some 
churches in Asheville Presbytery do an out- 
standing job in the annual review of remunera- 
tion for church employees. Some sadly do less 
than acceptable in their plans for an evaluation 
process. 

If the Presbytery Office can be of assistance 
or furnish information, a phone call is all that is 
necessary. 

PRESBYTERIAN MEN 

Plan 1982 NATIONAL Convention for 
MO C. 

An ad hoc group of men of the Presbyterian 
Church U.S., called together by the Rev. An- 
drew Bird, Jr., honorably retired in Sterling, 
Va., met at a motel at the Atlanta airport July 
11-13. 

The group had men attending from all but 
one synod of the church and were men who were 
working toward a renewal of the men of the 
church organization. They made plans for a 
men's convention in 1982. 

The group of individual Presbyterians have 
recently sent out letters requesting financial 
donations to fund costs of printing, mailing and 
other needs for the convention which they have 
called. 

The group was reported to represent over 400 
Presbyterian men who have said they will work 
toward a revival of the men of the church. 

Asheville Presbytery 
MEN of the CHURCH 



Invite Governor Jim Hunt 



to speak at Oct. 16th 

(program not confirmed at press time) 

TRADITIONAL Bar-B-Q_(by Gus Kooles) 

at PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

for CHILDREN CAMPUS 

6:30 PM Serving Meal $3.00 per person 

(come earlier for FELLOWSHIP GAMES 

Contests etc. & "fried Chicken 

livers & gizzards") 

*Election of Officers & other 
business before program 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to William R. Anderson; Editor 
40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258-8143 



ARDEN 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Arden, NC. 

The Vacation Bible School, July 12-15, was 
"the best yet" with an average daily attendance 
of 145 pupils and -45 teachers and helpers. 

On Sunday evenings the Christian Life 
Forum is continuing with the discussion and 
practice of prayer. 

Our newlyweds, Mark and Joyce Musser, have 
settled into the church work in a big way by 
chaperoning twenty-one of the Senior High 
Group to Jekyll Island for the FUN IN SON 
YOUTH RETREAT July 28 to August 2. 

The Women of the Church are taking ad- 
vance orders for their cookbook, which will be 
available in the fall. Looks like a big success! 

Beginning this month, there will be a month- 
ly newsletter sent to all church members which 
will contain items of information and interest to 
all. 

Don't forget — the Church Family picnic at 
Camp Little Pisgah, August 31. Members are 
urged to bring a picnic and share with each 
other. Games, fun, fellowship, a short program 
- 3 til 8 p.m. 

HIGHLANDS 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 

Highlands, N. C. 
It was good to see and hear all of our 42 
youngsters who just came back from Jekyll 
Island and the FUN IN THE SON conference 
there. We are so proud of the trophy they 
brought back, for first place in the Sand Art 
competition... Highlands isn't in the running 
for many trophies! A few of the young people 
said a few words in church Sunday about their 
experience. We certainly give thanks for all of 
them and for the counselors, employers, and 
friends who made the week possible — and for 
our pastor, Reverend Woody Johnson. 

HENDERSONVILLE 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 

Hendersonville , N. C. 

First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville is 
well on its way to eliminating its building in- 
debtedness with 72% of a $228,000 goal 
reported to date. 

In 1961 a $400,000 mortgage was obtained 
when the two story, "L" shaped educational 
building and chapel was constructed. The 
mortgage was to have been completed by May 
1981 but during lean years only interest was 
paid. When the congregation separated in April 
1979, the "new" church acquired the building 
debt of nearly $250,000. 

Since June 1980, 170 families have pledged 
$164,488 and there are still 80 families who 
have not yet pledged but the Committee, head- 
ed by John D. Findlay, anticipates a "Mortgage 
Burning Ceremony" in the church parking lot 
before next May when the mortgage note is due. 




ANDREWS 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Andrews, N. C. 

As many mountain churches, Andrews 
Presbyterian is providentially blessed with its 
"summer folk". The music department of this 
church has an abundance of talented people 
among its regular attendants, but in addition, 
Mr. and Mrs. Milford (Betty) Park of the First 
U.P. Church, Coral Gables, Florida are active 
in the choir during the summer months and 
even into the late fall. Milford is a tenor soloist 
in First Church of Coral Gables and is very 
gracious to bring specials often. His voice is an 
inspiration Sunday after Sunday. Betty also 
sings in the choir. 

Mrs. Tarasa Stephenson, of Winston Salem, 
has for years been an active summer member 
and her beautiful voice as a member of the 
choir and as a soloist, plus her enthusiastic love, 
is a joy to all. 

This summer Mr. Siegmund Haus, a native 
German now teaching senior high school 
(foreign languages and linguistics) in New Jersey 
has visited the church several Sundays, along 
with his wife — and his violin. Siegmund has ac- 
companied our organist and pianist during his 
visits and has brought violin solos. The con- 
gregation has been enthralled as this "master 
violinist" has shared with them! 

WEAVERVILLE 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Weaverville, N. C. 

The Women of the Church are having a 
spiritual and planning retreat for the old and 
new officers of the Council. It will be held at 
Lutheridge Conference Center at Arden on 
September 5th and 6th. 

Plans are being made for a "picnic-bonfire" 
for church families and friends on Saturday, 
September 27 starting at 4 p.m. There will be 
plenty of food, fun games, and good "old & 
new-fashioned" fellowship. 

Hendersonville 's Mclver 
Cont'd, from page 1 

Carolina, where we could not have had a hap- 
pier first experience. Our first pastorate, brief 
though it was, was at Hendersonville, where we 
have had the providentially-arranged privilege 
of seeing God at work in the rebuilding of a con- 
gregation of His People. We are very grateful to 
Asheville Presbytery for both of these oppor- 
tunities, and to the two churches for all that 
they have come to mean to us." God's richest 
blessings to you, Ian and Norma. 

JUST IN CASE. . . 
you are wondering??? 

Did you just say, ". . .why isn't 

my church news ever put 

in the paper???" 

MAYBE. . .YOU. . .should 
send in some news!! 



Aug. /Sept. 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH 

by Marion Beegle 
The summer is about 
over and as we look 
toward the coming 
year, there are many 
of us who will be 
assuming new and 
unaccustomed 
endeavors. Perhaps 
you've accepted an office in your local WOC 
organization that you are not quite prepared 
for. It is probably fair to say that we have all 
been in that position at one time or another. 
Perhaps someone encouraged you to take the 
job by telling you there was really nothing to 
it— just a couple of meetings a year and that's 
about all. 

By now you probably have realized that is not 
the truth and that if you really do the job right, 
there is quite a lot to it. 

The SEPTEMBER 13th TRAINING DAY 
has been planned with you in mind and it is our 
hope to offer some constructive helps to new of- 
ficers and some encouragement to future of- 
ficers as well as information and inspiration. 

It is a diversified day planned for all women. 
Please plan to be there. Registration begins at 
10:00 a.m. 

Camp "Little Pisgah" 

Leased ! ! to State of 

North Carolina 

The Juvenile Evaluation Center in Black 
Mountain, NC has entered into a one year lease 
for the Presbytery's Camp Little Pisgah. The 
full-time lease has been signed by Presbytery 
Trustees and began Sept. 1, 1980. 
Any church wishing to Mr. Toby Ives 
use the camp facilities Director 
must clear their permission 704-686-541 1 
request with: (Ext. 28) 

Synod of North Carolina 

Adopts Draft 

Recommendations 

Synod meets in Charlotte for 167th 
Session 

A call for a program of universal national ser- 
vice as an alternative to a solely military draft 
was adopted by the Synod of North Carolina at 
its June meeting. Asheville Presbytery pastors 
and elders were present for the vote. Specifical- 
ly, the Synod called on the PCUS denomination 
to explore and make recommendations for a na- 
tional service program "... that would expect 
all young persons to participate in service" . . . 
either in the military or as VISTA or Peace 
Corp workers, medical aids, or workers in com- 
munity agencies. 

In adopting this recommendation, the Synod 
rejected an alternative resolution that opposed 
both reinstatement of registration for the draft 
and conscription for military service. 

In other actions, Asheville Presbytery 
ministers and ruling elders adopted a resolution 
calling on North Carolina Presbyterians to study 
and analyze the Equal Rights Amendment and 
to take an active stand on it, bearing in mind 
previous actions of the Synod and the General 
Assembly. The Synod declared its support of the 
ERA in 1978 and the General Assembly has also 
endorsed it. 

In other actions, the Commissioners adopted 
a resolution on the American hostages in Iran 
and agreed to set a goal of 99 refugee families to 
be sponsored by N.C. Presbyterian Churches 
and organizations in 1980. 




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DAVID PARKS NAMED 
DEAN AT MONTREAT 
ANDERSON COLLEGE 

The Reverend David L. 
Parks, a long-time member 
of Asheville Presbytery, 
former pastor of Weaverville *"ll|i 
church, and Missionary, has 
been named acting Dean of 
the college for the 1980-81 
session. The Reverend Parks 
has served the college as Professor of Bible since 
Parks has served with great distinction in Asheville 
Presbytery in many facets of ministry. He has been 
Chairman of the Commission on The Minister as well 
as active in many of the Committees. Parks has for 
many years served as recording clerk for Asheville 
Presbytery. A winner of many outstanding professor 
awards and student popularity contests, Parks will 
take this position with everyone's prayers. Parks has 
been named to this position following the resignation 
of the Reverend Dr. I. Newton Wilson who has gone 
to Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. 

HELP WANTED! 

MISSION BOARD 

TREASURER POST OPEN 

Applications are being sought by the Presbyterian 
Church in the US for the position of Treasurer. 

Responsibilities include the disposition, protection, 
and recording of the assets of the General Assembly of 
the PCUS; the projection of financial trends; the 
management of the Accounting Department; and ser- 
vice as an officer of the General Assembly Mission 
Board. Qualifications include education and ex- 
perience in accounting as related to the areas of 
responsibilities listed above as well as management 
and leadership skills. 

The Treasurer is to be elected for a specific term 
and is eligible for re-election. Salary will be in the 
range of $30, 000-$ 33,000 plus benefits. Application 
may be made or nomination may be made in behalf 
of another person. The deadline for applications is 
October 15, 1980. Send to Administrative Director, 
341 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 
303065. 

Children — 
The Lord's Supper 

Helps For Deciding 
A packet, "Helps for Your Congregation in 
Admitting Baptized Children to the Lord's 
Table", will be mailed by September 1 to all 
pastors, clerks of sessions, and church educators 
in the Presbyterian Church, U.S. 

Included will be a bibliography of resources 
-both books and audio-visuals - and the amend- 
ments to the Book of Church Order resulting 
from the action of the General Assembly. 

Summary descriptions of some local church 
and presbytery models for learning experiences 
with both children and adults in preparing for 
the admission of baptized children to the Lord's 
Table are also included. 

INVITATION 

The United Presbyterian Church in the USA 

Invites everyone 

to 

The USA Presbytery Meeting 

Sunday, September 7, 1980 

6:45 p.m. 

at 

Calvary United Presbyterian Church 

44 Circle Street 

Asheville, North Carolina 

Telephone 253-2086 



Aug. /Sept., 1980 

Entered as second-class mail at the Post Office at Asheville, wfC, under 
the act of March 3, 1879- Second class Postage paid at Asheville, N.C. 
28802. Published Monthly at Asheville. N.C By 

Asheville Presbytery 
40 Church Street ...... . Asheville. N.C 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Telephone 704-258-8143 

Change of Address Requested 

Subscription Price: $1 00 Per Annum 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Venture into the next decade of Chris- 
tian Education with Drs. Bowman, Lit- 
tle, Ng, and Westerhoff as they share 
and challenge each others ideas regard- 
ing how we should do education in the 
future. An exploration will be made in 
how their theories may be applied to 
various kinds of churches. 



NG: One of the 

church's educational 

tasks is to help people 

connect their own 

stories with the story of 

the people of God. 
Dr. David Ng i 

Little: Education, like 

theology, is dependent 

on the vitality of the 

life out of which it 

emerges and which it 

seeks to perpetuate 

and reshape. 





Dr. Sara Little 




Dr. Bowman 




Bowman: We are at a 

juncture where we 
have to start over, and 
I hope that we will 
start in the right place: 
with the concept of 
teaching as a primary 
ministry worthy of 
focused and unrelent- 
ing attention. 

Westerhoff: Worship 

is at the center of the 

church's "life". Our 

rituals telescope all 

our understandings 

and ways, unite us in 

community, give 

meaning and purpose 

to our lives and pro- 
vides us with purposes, 

guides and goals for 

living. 

REGISTER NOW 

for information & registration: 

Telephone — Rev. Bill Anderson 

Asheville Presbytery Office 

704-258-8143 

a National Interdenominational Symposium 

on Christian Education in the Future 

September 10 & 11, 1980 



Roberts, Mrs. Leila, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. V. L. Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Rohrer, Mrs. Edna, Homestead, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. F. E. 

Shull. Canton. 
Rouser, Mr. L. C, Waynesville — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Russell, Ann Long, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Charles Holmes, 

Asheville. 
Schermerhorn, Mrs. Frank, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 
Scheunert, Mrs. Beatrice, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ralph Rector, Mrs. Dwight S. Bentley, Hendersonville. 
Scott, Miss Lillian, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. V. L. Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Shepherd, Dr. E. W., Tuxedo— Dr. & Mrs. 

Barber, Hendersonville. 
Siberski, Mr. Stanley, Asheville — Mr. 

Sluder, Weaverville. 
Sorrell, Mr. Carroll, Asheville — Bob &Jean Dempsey, Mrs. 

Arnold Phillips, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. E. G. Ebert, Asheville. 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Davidson, Swannanoa. 
Sutton, Mrs. Robert, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Painter, 

Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva, NC 
Taylor, Mrs. Marietta Shook, Holliday, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. 

Gardner Calvin, Canton. 
Thomas, Ann Perry, Gainesville, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Dick 

Stott, Franklin. 
Thomas, Mr. Richard M., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Pat- 
terson, Brevard. 
Turner, Mr. Wallace, Alaska — Mrs. Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 



Leonard 
& Mrs. Harold 



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Aug./Sept. 1980 



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Adams, Mr. L. H., Sr., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Vernon W. 

Brown, Jr., Circle #4 of Oak Forest Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dempsey, Mrs. H. A. Reister, Barbecue 

Inn, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J.O. Davidson, Mr. & Mrs. 

Alvin Patterson, Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brittain, Brevard. Mr. 

& Mrs. Sam Cody, Candler. Mrs. F.E. Clinton, Mr. & Mrs. 

Donald B. Lampe, Mr. & Mrs. John W. Elkins, Charlotte. 

Claude & Jane Holcombe, Candler. 
Adams, Mrs. L. H., Sr., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Patter- 
son, Brevard. Mrs. H.A. Reister, Asheville. 
Arnold, Mrs. Maebell, Asheville — Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., 

Asheville. 
Arp, Mr. Jerry, Houston, TX — Mrs. Claude Miller, Mr. & 

Mrs. Ralph Rector & Family, Henderson ville. 
Averitt, Miss Margery, Dowling Park, FLA — Hayesville 

Presbyterian Church, Hayesville. 
Barber, Mr. A. Ferrington, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ansley Cope, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Childs. Mr. & Mrs. 

Stephen E. Shepard, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., 

Hendersonville. 
Barnett, Mrs. James A., Montreat — Mr. & Mrs. Gordon E. 

Randall, Black Mountain. Dr. & Mrs. Warren T. Loftis, 

Jr., Women of Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat. 

Mrs. C. H. Thielman. Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Thielman, 

Paris, TX. 
Bedinger, Mr. Walton E. — Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Carlton. 

Blairsville, GA. 
Bell, Mrs. Kathryn A., Miami, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 

H. Brooks, Waynesville. 
Blanton, Mr. Jason Patrick, Marion, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Bowen, Mr. James, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Juszczyk, 

Asheville. 
Bryson, Mr. Edward L., Pisgah Forest — Mr. & Mrs. D. F. 

Stoneback, Brevard. 
Chaiken, Mrs. Dorothy Love, Durham, NC — Mary McCoy 

Hodges, Swannanoa. 
Collins, Mrs. Bessie — Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Edney, Hender- 
sonville. 
Cope, Mr. V. L., Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. Jack Estes, 

Bryson City. Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Sister of Miss Ruth Davis, Stuart, FLA — Mrs. Stanley 

Capps, Asheville. 
Dawson, Mrs. Iva, Bradenton, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Rector & Family, Mrs. Dwight S. Bentley. Hendersonville. 
DeBruhl, Mr. Talmadge C, Charlotte— Mr. & Mrs. Waldo 

Lanning, Asheville. 
Dietz, Mr. Orley W., Zirconia — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville. 
Dorrell, Mr. Carroll R., Asheville — Men's Bible Class of 

First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Dusenberry, Mr. George, Saluda, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V. L. 

Gaines, Brevard. 
Edgerton, Mr. Almon, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Page 

Roth, Hendersonville. 
Emory, Mr. Joe B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Juszczyk, 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Ford, Paula & Don, Malvern Hills 

Presbyterian Church, Miss Audrey Compton, Mr. & Mrs. 

Sam Patton, Circle #1, Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Everhart, 

Women of Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 

Phil Sales & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Shotwell, Mike & 

Kim, Asheville. 
Eplee, Mrs. Evelyn Boyd, Candler — Ann & Wiley White, 

Mrs. Etherl Ledwell, Mrs. Fairlee Taylor, Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert N. Dempsey, Jr., Mrs. H. A. Reister, Alice Kempf, 

Sharon Alwood, Cathy Cameron. Ruby Sweeney, Mrs. 

Myrtle Elkins, Mrs. Dorothy Gaddy, Asheville. Claude & 
Jane Holcombe, Mrs. Emma L. Haden. Ladies Bible Class 

of Oak Forest Church, Candler. 
Feaster, Mrs. Stella, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. V. L. Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Ficken, Mrs. Harry, Asheville — Mrs. K. W. Partin, Mr. & 

Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville, Mr. & Mrs. W. G. 

Quarles, Raleigh. Mrs. John F. Thomas, Beaumont, TX. 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to 
Treasurer, I he Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street. 
Asheville, N C 28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly </ sufficient 
information is given in blanks above) Telephone: (704) 
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Foster, Mrs. Clara Ray, Asheville — George & Hazel Robert- 
son. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Reeves, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Shull. 

Women of Canton Presbyterian Church, Men of Canton 

Presbyterian Church, Armelda & Tate Barlow, Mrs. 

Dorothy H. Avery, June Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. Jack G. 

Scroggs, Canton. Rev. & Mrs. William R. Anderson, Mon- 
treat. Glenn & Evelyn Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Cody. 

Candler. Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Clyde. 
Godfriaux, Mrs. Agatha T. — Mr. Clifford C. Clifton, Hen- 
f dersonville. 
Grant, Mr. H. S., Dublin, GA— Mr. & Mrs. John Fortune, 

Candler. 
Grindstaff, Mr. Arthur W., Forest City — Senator & Mrs. 

Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Hancock, Mr. Floyd W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. 

Ford, Kupples Klub of First Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville. Mr. Willard W. Hancock, Madison, WI. 
Harris, Mr. William T., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. 

Recht, Lincolnshire, ILL. Katherine Y. Torrence. 

Asheville. 
Helmick, Mr. Paul, St. Petersburg, FLA— The Adult 

Sunday School Class, Circle #1, of the First Presbyterian 

Church, Waynesvillj. Mr. & Mrs. George Knabb, Canton, 

NC 
Hemphill, Mrs. Nellie, Old Fort, NC— Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Hicklin, Mr. Charles, Richburg, SC— Mr. W. C. Hicklin, 

Arden. 
Hollingsworth, Aha E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. John C. 

Ward, Mrs. Madge Fisher, Arden. 
Hoyle, Mr. Jere M., Bristol, TN — Mrs. Stanley Capps, 

Asheville. 
Hyatt, Mrs. Paul, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, Canton. 
Jarrett, Mr. Rex, Asheville — Vernon & Evelyn Melton, 

Bryson City. 
Jenkins, Mrs. Inez W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lan- 
ning, Women of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville. 
Jones, Donald R., Columbus, NC— Mr. & Mrs. V. L. 

Gaines, Brevard. 
Jones, Mr. Paul T., Sr., Asheville — Buck & Geri Lyda, 

Annandale, VA. 
Jordan, Mrs. Betty Bright, Concord, NC — Farrell & Peggy 

White,. Asheville. 
Joyner, Mrs. Dorothy S., Miami, FLA — Margaret Harper, 

Weaverville. 
Kelly, Mrs. Philip, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. B. McDonald, 

Hendersonville. 
Kirkpatrick, Mr. James L., Hendersonville— Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 
Knowles, Mrs. Jessie H., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Wayne Garren. Hendersonville. 
Last, Mr. Jack, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. J. F. McLeod. 

Jr., Hendersonville. 
Latt, Mrs. Gayle, Goldsboro, NC — Margaret & Bo Thomas. 

Mrs. T. H. Franks, Mrs. Edith B. Braine, Mrs. Walter 

Pike, Hendersonville. 
Kochel, Mrs. Helen, Myrtle Beach, SC— Mr. & Mrs. C. G. 

Todd, Hendersonville. 
Lunsford, Dr. Lewis, Jr., Hendersonville — Mrs. Herman 

G. Nichols, Asheville. 
Marshall, Mrs. John W., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 
McKenzie, Mr. Jack, Monroe, NC — Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Pat- 
ton, Asheville. Mrs. Eugenia G. Watkins, Mrs. Winnie 

Keller, Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Tillman, Mrs. John W. Ardrey, 

Charlotte. Tom & Shirley Bell. Swannanoa. Rev. & Mrs. 

William Anderson, Montreat. 
McCoy, Mr. Brad — Mr. & Mrs. John Fortune, Candler. 
McCune, Mrs. Frank W., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hender 

sonville. 
McDonald, Mr. Willard, Asheville — Mrs. Ellis Shorb. 

Asheville. 
Mease, Mr. Joseph, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Sam Cody. 

Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 
Moore, Mrs. Sue, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Herman G. 

Nichols. Mrs. Alice Carter, Asheville. 
Morrison, Mrs. Joe Y., Concord, NC — Farrell & Peggy 

White, Asheville. 
Mullen, Mrs. Benjamin Phillips, Chicago, ILL — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ralph Rector, Hendersonville. 
Parker, Mr. Lewis C, Jr., Westfield, MASS— Cedric A. 

Stone. Asheville. 
Peek, Mrs. Willie, Weaverville — Mrs. Grover C. Brown, 

Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Asheville. Mrs. L. B. 

McDonald, Hendersonville. Circle #5 of Weaverville 

Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Penland, Christine Amy, Knobnoster, MO — Hayesville 

Presbyterian Church, Hayesville, NC 
Penny, Mr. Earl F., Hendersonville — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. D. B. Keith. Hendersonville. 
Perry, Mrs. D. H., Asheville — Circle #2 of Women of First 

Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Peters, Mrs. R. Brookes, Tarboro, NC — Mrs. E. R. 

McClure, Asheville. 
Phillips, Mary Jo, Sherwood Forest, MD — Mr. & Mrs. 

L. W.Johnson, Waynesville. 
Quarngesser, Mr. E. Stuart, Sr., Baltimore, MD — Mr. 

W. C. Hicklin, Arden. 
Quattlebaum, Mrs. Mary Hardy, Winnsboro, SC — Farrell 

& Peggy White, Asheville. 
Richardson, Mr. Howard, Asheville — Women of Kenil 

worth Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Waldo Lanning, 

Asheville. 
Riddle, Mr. Max, Franklin, NC— Mr. & Mrs. Dick Stott. 

Franklin. Cont'd on page 3 



EVENTS TO MARK 
ON YOUR CALENDAR 



SEPTEMBER 9 — ADMINISTRATION & 

PROM. COMMITTEE — at S&W 6 PM call 
P. K. Feree Chmn. or Bob Henderson Vice 
Chm or telephone Presbytery Office. 
SEPTEMBER 7— UPUSA Worship Service 
Invitation to Asheville Presbytery Churches. 
Call Presbytery Office for details. 
SEPTEMBER 8-9 — STANDARD OR- 
DINATION EXAMINATIONS — For can 
didates in Asheville Presbytery. Given under 
direction of C.R.V. Committee at Montreat 
Anderson College. 

SEPTEMBER 13 WOC, LEADERSHIP 
TRAINING DAY, First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville, N.C. (Registration 10:00 
o'clock) 

SEPTEMBER 15-16 — CANDIDATE COM- 
MITTEE TRAINING, St. Andrews College, 
Laurinburg, N.C, Registration 11:00 a.m. (For 
Asheville Presbytery Committee members) Con- 
tact Dent Davis, John Newton, or Mary Gillis for 
details.) 

SEPTEMBER 10-11 — CHRISTIAN 
EDUCATION Symposium Asheville 

Presbytery Churches urged to attend (see page 3 
for details) in Durham, NC. 
SEPTEMBER 14th SWANNANOA 
"Homecoming" Big Gala event at First 
Presbyterian in Swannanoa. All are invited to 
participate. Call Church for details. 
SEPTEMBER 18 — CHRISTIAN EDUCA- 
TION COMMITTEE MEETING at S&W in 
Asheville 6:00 PM Chm. Rev. Billy Martin or 
call Presbytery Office. 

SEPTEMBER 18 — CHURCH RELATED 
VOCATIONS Committee MEETING at S&W 
in Asheville 6:30 Chm John Newton-Vice Chm 
Hugh Eichelberger or call Presbytery Office. 
SEPTEMBER 18 — CANDIDATES 
MEETING — (a part of the C.R.V. Commit- 
tee) meets at S&W at 5 PM. Rev. Dent Davis 
Chairman. 

SEPTEMBER 18 — MISSION COMMIT- 
TEE MEETING — at S&W for buffet lunch 2 
PM Woodland Johnson Chm Billy Frank Woods 
V Chmn or call Presbytery Office. 
SEPTEMBER 22 — MODERATORS COM- 
MITTEE — For Docket Planning meeting 
before 12 Noon S&W. Presbytery meeting (in 
Oct.) 

OCTOBER 14 — ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY MEETING — Host church is 
Presbyterian Home for Children. Court meets 
on campus in Gym) Registration at 9:00 AM - 
Coffee & Doughnuts served in "Home" dining 
room Host Pastor is Director Donald McKenzie. 
OCTOBER 16, 17, 18 — "FACE TO FACE" 
(for all churches looking for a pastor and any 
pastor "looking to move". Contact Presbytery 
Office of Commission for details. REGISTER 
EARLY. Holiday Inn, Greensboro, N.C. 
NOVEMBER 10, 11 — "PRESBYTERIAN 
LEADERSHIP FORUM" — Camp Caraway, 
N.C. 

JANUARY 27, 1981, — WINTER 
MEETING — ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
— (No invitation received for host church) 
APRIL 14, 1981 — SPRING MEETING — 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY — Andrews 
Church will be Host. Andrews, N.C. Registra- 
tion set for 9:00 AM 

JULY 14, 1981 — SUMMER MEETING — 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY — Host Church 
Murphy Presbyterian Church, Murphy, N.C. 
Registration 9:00 AM 

OCTOBER 13, 1981 — FALL MEETING — 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY — First 
Presbyterian, Highlands, N.C. will be Host. 




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The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



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Vol. LXXXIII No. 10 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions October 1980 

PRESBYTERY HAS NEW 
MINISTERS 

Communion celebrated at PRESBYTERIAN HOME for CHILDREN during FALL meeting 

Gordon Gartrell \ 







Kurt Gebhard is a 
native of St. Louis, 
Missouri, where he ex- 
celled in high school 
athletics. Kurt receiv- 
ed All State and Ail- 
American honors and 
was selected as one of 
six "Scholar — Athletes 
to represent the St. 
Louis area at the Na- 
tional Scholar Athlete 
Awards Banquet in 
Dallas, Texas. 

Kurt attended the 
University of Missouri 
where he received his 
Kurt Gebhard Bachelor of Science in 

Education degree and played football for the "Mizzou Tigers." 
In his freshman year, Kurt was selected the Most Valuable 
Freshman Lineman and the following year was a member of 
the Missouri Football Team that played in the 1970 Orange 
Bowl. 

While a student at the University, Kurt committed his life to 
Jesus Christ as a result of the ministry of Campus Crusade for 
Christ. After graduation, he joined the high school ministry of 
CCC and worked in Cincinnati, Ohio for three years. 

Feeling the need for a greater understanding of God's Word, 
Kurt returned to St. Louis to attend Covenant Theological 
Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity Degree. As 
a full — time seminary student, Kurt worked part time at Cen- 
tral Prsbyterian Church where he developed a single adult 
ministry which involved over 300 post — college age single 
adults. 

Kurt, his wife Elaine, and their two children, now reside in 
Brevard, N.C. Gebhard was examined and received at the Oc- 
tober Presbytery Meeting, and will be ordained and installed as 
Associate Pastor of the Brevard — Davidson River Presbyterian 
Church on Wednesday, October 22, 1980 at a special service. 






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s born, of 
missionary parents, in Brazil 
where he lived until he returned to 
the States to complete his high 
school education. After gradua- 
tion from high school, Gordon at- 
tended Montreat Anderson Col- 
lege for two years and then was 
graduated from Gordon College 

in Boston. After receiving his Gordon - Gartrell 

Bachelor of Arts degree from Gordon College, Gartrell entered 
the seminary for two years before "heeding God's call" for him 
to take a clinical year in Brazil. There Gartrell was a Volunteer 
in Mission with the PCUS Board along the TransAmazon 
Highway, with an older missionary couple. When not 
preaching (in Portuguese) Gordon was hauling "Presbyterian 
Cows" for the "Milk-Cow Project" for the poor. In August 
1980, Gordon completed his seminary studies. 

Gordon comes from a long Christian heritage great 

grandfather taught at one of the denominational seminaries, 
maternal grandparents were missionaries in China, parents are 
missionaries in Brazil, and a number of aunts and uncles re- 
main in Christian work. Gartrell said, "I look forward to what 
the Lord has for the Hayesville congregation and me as we 
grow together in the Lord." 

Gartrell was examined and received at the October 
Presbytery Meeting, and will be ordained and installed as 
Pastor of the Hayesville Presbyterian Church on Sunday after- 
noon, October 26, 1980 at a special service. 

HISTORICAL FOUNDATION 
EXECUTIVE 

Examined and Received as New Member 



Jerrold Brooks was 
welcomed as a new member 
of Asheville Presbytery at 
the Court Meeting. Dr. 
Brooks is the new Executive 
Director of the Historical 
Foundation of the Pres- 
byterian and Reformed 
Churches. 

A West Virginia native, 
Brooks graduated from 
Davidson College and Union 
Seminary. He received his 
Masters degree from In- 






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The Rev. Dr. Jerrold Brooks 



diana University and earned his Ph.D. from Tulane University. 
Brooks served as Pastor of the Gentilly Presbyterian Church 
in New Orleans before being received from South Louisiana 
Presbytery. He was Chairman of the Presbytery's Candidate 
and Examination Committee. Brooks received commendation 
for Chairing the "Comfort Ministry'" of that city. This was a 
state-wide pastoral activity to the grieving. Brooks has served as 
a University Professor of History in New Orleans. He serves as 
Secretary to the North Carolina Presbyterian Historical Socie- 

Brooks and his wife, Gladys, who is a teacher at T.C. Rober- 
son, have two children — one in senior high school and one in 
junior high school. Brook's office is located at the Foundation 
in Montreat while the family resides in Asheville and worship at 
First Presbyterian Church. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October 1980 




Asheville Presbytery was 
called to order by Moderator 
Healy in the Gymnasium on 
the campus of the Pres- 
byterian Home for Children. 
Special music provided by 
the worship team of Anderson, Martin, Healy, 
Gartrell, Gebhart, Odum, and McKenzie 
preceeded preaching and the celebration of the 
Lord's Supper. The day was long and some of 
the items of business were lengthy. Commis- 
sioners examined two candidates for ordination 
and voted to ordain and install these men as 
pastors. The Christian Education Chairman an- 
nounced a committee had been appointed to 
act upon the Presbytery's mandate concerning a 
new philosophy of Christian Education for the 
Presbytery. This committee will report at the 
Jan. 1981 meeting. The Commission on the 
Minister received a unanimous vote of approval 
for a $22,000 recommended remuneration 
package for Presbytery ministers (this would in- 
clude college, administrative and other ordain- 
ed members). The package is suggested for 
beginning ministers. Other actions referred a 
General Assembly overture from Brevard 
Church regarding "Children and the Lord's 
Supper" to a special ad — hoc committee which 
the Moderator appointed. The ad — hoc com- 
mittee will bring recommendations to the Jan. 
1981 meeting. Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
Church in Asheville will host the Jan. 27, 1981 
meeting. Great appreciation was expressed to 
the Presbyterian Home for Children for the ar- 
rangements and hospitality of the day. The 
meeting was adjourned with prayer. 

ORIENTATION SEMINAR 
APPALACHIA 

"This Land Is Home To Me" 

For: Pastors, Spouses and Professional 

Church Workers in the Appalachian Region 

Tuesday, November 4, 1980 — 6:00 p.m. 

through 
Friday, November 7, 1980 — 12:00 noon 
at 
Bluestone Conference Center 
Hinton, West Virginia 
OBJECTIVES: To provide an opportunity tc ex- 
plore the implications of life and ministry in tl \p- 
palachian region in a setting offering insight, sup- 
port, and relaxation, designed to allow persons to: 

— gain information & understanding of the history 
and culture of Appalachia; 

— face and seek responses to basic current issues in the 
region; 

— experience and understand the mountain peoples' 
expression of the Christian faith from within; 

— discover means of support and nurture for personal 
and family mental and emotional health in areas of 
geographical and psychological isolation. 

Bluestone is a retreat renter located off WV Route 21 near Hinton. 
WV, on the banks of the New River. Cost will be $35.00 per person in- 
cluding room, board, insurance and registration. Registration fee of 
S5.00 is nonrefundable and should accompany registration by Oct. 31. 
For additional information, contact the Reverend Donald M. Steele. 
P.O. Box 3701, Knoxville. In, 37917, Phone (615)524-8802 or call the 
Presbytery Office 258-8143. 



PRESBYTERY 

Men of the Church 

Elect 1981 

Officers 

L.H. Adams-President 
P.O. Box 382 
Asheville 28802 

Kes. 252 5595 

Paul E. Tyndall-Vice-President 
10 Starnes Cove Dr. 
Asheville 28806 

Res. f>67 3029 

B.E. Gaston-Secretary-Treasurer 
P.O. Box 33 
Enka 28728 







GRACE COVENANT HAS 
NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR 

The Grace 
Covenant 
Presbyterian 
congregation 
feels quite for- 
tunate to have 
as their new 
Director of Mu- 
sic, Miss Cathy 
L . Adkins. 
Though Cathy 
was born in 

Washington, D.C.she spent her "growing-up" 
life in Elkin, N.C. 

Cathy was graduated Magna Cum Laude 
with a B.M. degree in Organ Performance and 
Piano from UNC -Greensboro in 1976. She was a 
1979 Honor graduate with a M.M. Degree, in 
Organ Performance and Music History from the 
University of Michigan and has completed 24 
credit hours toward her Doctorate of Musical 
Arts. 

To name just a few of the Honors and Awards 
that Cathy has received First recipient, 

Hermene Eichhorn Music Scholarship, UNC 
Greensboro, 1975; Honors recitalist in organ, 
UNC-Greensboro, 1976; Fulbright Scholarship 
nominee, UNC-Greensboro, 1976; Grant for 
continued studies, Horace H. Rackham School 
of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, 
1979-80, and on and on. 

Cathy is one of the most vivacious and en- 
thusiastic young ladies, along with all her 
talents, that has come our way in a long time. 
We know the halls of Grace Covenant will come 
alive with the "Sounds of Music" as Cathy goes 
to work. WELCOME, Cathy, we're glad you're 
here and look forward to many years of working 
with you. 

Presbyterian Ministers and Wives 
Luncheon 

Monthly Third Tuesdays 

Hallmark Cafeteria, Innsbruck Mall 
On Tuesday, October 21 at 12:30 p.m., Billy 
Joe Martin will show pictures of the vacation 
tour in the West made this past summer by the 
Martin and Shelor families. Along with the in- 
dividual pictures, there will be a 15-minute mo- 
tion picture show of the tour and family ac- 
tivities. EVERYONE is invited NO RESER- 
VATIONS necessary. 




WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH 

The fall brings a 
time of much beauty 
and change to our 
mountains. For the 
Women of Asheville 
Presbytery, it is a time 
of beginning a new 
year in our work and 
service for our Lord. Last month many of us 
joined together for a time of sharing and learn- 
ing about the new positions we've accepted. The 
Hendersonville women provided a wonderful at- 
mosphere for our training day. The meal was 
delicious, the table beautifully set and everyone 
was so gracious and helpful. What a wonderful 
day it was for approximately 200 women. There 
were representatives there from almost every 
church including all but four of the local 
presidents. Ms. Elizabeth Wilson gave an inspir- 
ing message and much was learned by those who 
attended. I was grateful for the opportunity to 
meet many of you on a one to one basis. 

Now as we enter our new year, we approach it 
perhaps better equipped to do our job. Many 
thanks to Cathy Vaughn, Mary Kneedler, 
Margaret Adams, Lula Will Ellis, and Lynette 
Harris for the fine job they did in helping to 
plan and carry out this event. 

October is glorious month and there is a feel- 
ing of nostalgia for the Retreat, normally held 
at this time of year. We are missing a time 
which cannot be replaced, but we do have the 
opportunity for another kind of growth ex- 
perience. A Forum on the "Role of Women in 
the 80's" is being held at Trinity Presbyterian 
Church in Hendersonville on October 31 -Nov. 
1 . Registration begins 7:00 p.m. on Friday even- 
ing. Late registration is at 8:30 a.m. on Satur- 
day morning. Dr. Mary Faith Carson will give 
the keynote address on Friday evening 
"Biblical concept of Women". Sally McQueen, 
Chairperson of The Women's Advisory Council 
of General Assembly; Cynthia Kirkman, Synod 
of N.C. Representative on the Assembly's Com- 
mittee on Women's Concerns; and Dotties Ber- 
nard, Regional Communicator for the Synod of 
Middle America, will be the other featured 
leaders. This sounds like an exciting event. If 
you are unable to come for Friday night and 
Saturday, you may come to either one. Registra- 
tion of $6.00 includes lunch. Mail to Trinity 
Presbyterian Church (name and address of 
those attending), 900 Blythe Street, Henderson- 
ville, NC 28739. Hope to see you there! 



"Home-Coming" at Swannanoa 

Crowds returned to First Presbyterian in Swannanoa for "all-day" worship- 
singing- eating and fellowship! 




"Presbyterian Men & Ladies" 

voted 'gourmet-cook' AWARD by 

all present! 




A beautiful day dawned as many former members 
and "old-timers", new members, and visitors went to 
the "beautiful church" located on BeeTree Road in 
the lovely Swannanoa Valley to enjoy 
"Homecoming". Pastor Billy Martin was enthusiastic 
and inspired by the large turnout of people. This 
Homecoming day was the catalyst for the last year of 
the Reverend Martin's doctoral program. Martin 
said, "... many people in the church would be in- 
volved in the support and completion of the Doctor of 
Ministry project entitled "Sponsorship and Assimila- 
tion of new Members into the Church." 

"After dinner, the SACRAMENT of the Lord's Supper was 
celebrated in the sanctuary in a special service conducted 
by Pastor Billy Joe Martin 



October 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



LEADERSHIP 

DEVELOPMENT 

TRAINING 

at Montreat 
November 7 & 8, 1980 

The Synod's Leadership Development Com- 
mittee has planned a leadership training event 
for November 7 and 8 at Montreat. In order to 
stage this event, a minimum of thirty people are 
needed to pre-register. Pre-registration can be 
accomplished through the Synod's Office, P.O. 
Box 10785, Raleigh, NC 27605. 
Courses to be offered are: 
*1. Leading the Bible with Pre-schoolers 
*2. Leading the Bible with Children 
*3. Leading the Bible with Youth 
*4. Leading the Bible with Adults 

5. New Member Commitment/Assimila- 
tion 

6. Admission of Children to the Lord's 
Table 

7. Nurture and Care of Volunteers 

8. Options for Curriculum in Church 
Schools (other than CE:SA) 

9. Recreation Leadership 

10. Puppets 

11. Strategies for Youth Ministry 
* Major courses 

Leadership for these courses has been 
recruited from our Synod and from other parts 
of the Church, including staff from the GAMB 
for the Youth Ministry sections. 

Cost of the event is minimal — only $10.00 
plus room and board. 

If you have any questions, or concerns, please 
contact the Reverend Daniell C. Hamby, First 
Presbyterian Church, North Main Street at 
Parkway, High Point, North Carolina 27262, 
Telephone (919)883-1448. 



YOUTH . . . 

SEVENTEENTH 

ANNUAL 
GATLINBURG 

MISSION 
CONFERENCE 

February 6-8, 1981 



Speakers: 

Dr. Allen Gordon 

PCUS Missionary to Brazil 

Special assignment last year to Thailand 

Reverend Ben Mathes 

Medical Benevolence Foundation 
Former Prison Chaplain 

Reverend David Chadwick 

Pastor, Forrest Hill Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
Former UNC and Professional Basketball 
Player 



Contact: 

Reverend Joe Rightmyer, Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton, 
Tenn., 37643 for further information. 



NOAHS ARK SAILS 
AGAIN 

Oak Forest Presbyterian Church 

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NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 



The Junior Choir from Oak Forest during a recent per- 
formance of the musical Noah's Ark at Aston Park Health 
Care Center. Members of the choir are, from left to right, 
Shelly Greenawalt, Teresa Morse, Chris Reed, Alan 
Brookshire (front row) Chris Greenawalt & Alan Morse 
(back row). The Ark, made of cardboard with wood brac- 
ing, was constructed and painted by the choir members. 

BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Black Mountain, N. C. 
The Black Mountain Presbyterian Church 
was host to eleven Taiwanese women recently. 
The young ladies are graduates of Tainan 
Theological College and are teachers and choir 
directors in the field of children's music. Their 
visit to the U.S. included music seminars at 
Westminster Choir College at Princeton and at 
Adelphi College at Garden City, Long Island. 
During their stay in Black Mountain they at- 
tended a music workshop directed by Mrs. Lin- 
da Robinson at All Soul's Episcopal Church in 
Biltmore and had visits to Warren Wilson Col- 
lege and Montreat. The group joined with the 
choir at Black Mountain Church on Sunday, 
August 10, and were entertained by a number 
of church friends. Mrs. Peggy Hsiao, daughter 
of Mrs. S.S. Cooley, has been their music in- 
structor at Tainan Theological College and 
planned their summer itinerary. 

ANDREWS 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Andrews, N. C. 

The "Y" in "YPCF" at Andrews Church does 

not stand for Presbyterian it stands for 

Peoples— and it all stands for "YOUNG 
PEOPLES' CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP". 

The pastor's wife, Chris, has always worked 
with young people wherever the Davises have 
pastored. Chris identifies with, respects, and 
loves youth and the youth respect, love and 
identify with Chris. Since being in Andrews, 
Chris sees to it that the youth attend the Gatlin- 
burg Mission's Conference by taking them. The 
Youth Group, though small, goes out and 
brings in all the youth they can find 
Methodists, Baptists, etc., as well as 
Presbyterians. 

Something happened this year! All but one of 
the YPCF'ers graduated from AHS leaving just 
Mont behind (a senior at AHS). One of the 
finest tributes to Chris was paid by Mont when 
he exclaimed, "Chris, you can't let the YPCF 
die! What will I do Sunday evenings?" The 
Davises assured Mont right away that there was 
always room for him at their manse on Sunday 

evenings. It's for sure there will be other 

young folks around and the YPCF won't die. 



October 1980 

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Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office, Kditor 40 
Church Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone (704) 258 8143 



OAK FOREST 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

An exciting and inspirational time together is 
planned by the Reverend Dent Davis for the 
Oak Forest officers when they go on retreat to 
Montreat, October 10 & 11. Growing together 
as a group and as individuals and seeking the 
church's mission for 1981 will be the aims. Dr. 
Elizabeth Wilson will speak to the group. 

On October 19 Herbert and Lorie Sisk, our 
missionaries in Brazil, will spend the day with 
us. A luncheon is planned with lots of fellowship 
as well. 

RICEVILLE 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

The third Sunday in September is always an 
exciting time for the Riceville Presbyterian 
Church congregation. It is the annual "Old 
Folk's Day;; — a time of worship, fellowship, 
good food, music, and honoring of our OLDER 
members who have contributed so much to our 
church. 

This year's event was conducted by Mr. John 
D. Smith: assisted by Mr. Tip Sawyer. Special 
honors were given Mrs. Mae Ray who has been a 
member of Riceville Church for 75 years. 
Others receiving honors were: Mrs. Ethel 
Parker, Mrs. Helen Shope, Mr. Clyde Hall, and 
Mr. S.J. (Bug) Stone. Special music was provid- 
ed by the Asheville Chapter of Barber Shop 
Singers and the Riceville Church choir. The 
lovely flowers were given by Mr. Sam Morris. 

KENILWORTH 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church will 
celebrate "Homecoming Day" on Saturday, Oc- 
tober 12. All members and former members are 
invited to attend. Two of our former pastors will 
participate in the 11:00 service. Joe Auten will 
preach the sermon and Edward Bates will read 
the scripture and offer the pastoral prayer. The 
worship service will be followed by a 
"covered — dish" luncheon in the fellowship 
hall. Each family is asked to prepare a dish. 
Please note that there will be no Sunday School 
on this day. Please pass this information on to 
any former members and other friends and 
neighbors who might wish to attend. Don't 
forget to come yourself. 



Brevard-Presbyterian Church 

invites everyone to 

"Davidson River Day" 

10-26-80 

9:45 2:00 PM 

Dinner on the Grounds 




^MMte*(e_X~^Jjij&^ ^ISSp^S^^Ss^B . 



October 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Four 



JBmnrtal (Stftfl 

Adams, Mr. L. H.. Brevard— Mrs. Rush G. Allison. Brevard. Mr. & 

Mrs. Gus M. Devlin. Asheville. 
Barber, Mr. A. Farrington, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 

Brown, Hendersonville. 
Bennett, Mr. Harrison, West Virginia — Mr. & Mrs Furman Robert- 
son, Waynesville. 
Brown, Mrs. Ethel W., Cherokee— Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Claxton. 

Whittier. 
Brown, Mr. John Henry— Mr & Mrs James R. L. Davis. Mr Roger 

W. Davis, Asheville. 
Burton, Jessie Lyon, Summerville, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace. 

Asheville. 
Cole, Mr. W. Edward— Fred & Marie Clauhs, Sam & Nell Mackey. 

Weaverville. 
Cook, Mrs. Drucilla Buckner, Weaverville— Judge Charles McDarris 

Family. Waynesville. 
Cook, Mr. Charles S., Brevard— Mr. & Mrs. V. L. Gaines. Mr. & Mrs. 
J. O. Davidson. Hazel E. McCormick, Thomas Hawkins. Mrs. 
Frances R. Ferrell, Mr. & Mrs. George Wheeler. Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Grady Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bolt, Mr. & Mrs. James Hawkins, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Aycock, Mrs. Nell A. Newland, Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
Boyd. Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Bryant. John & Eileen Rhyne. Mr. & Mrs. J. 
T. Blackwell, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Eberle. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Smart. 
Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Carpenter. Melle & Charles Dunlop. Shuford & Sue 
Snyder, Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Camenzind. Brevard. John Dellinger, Katy 
Devine. Cherryville, NC. Ida Beth Doyle. Mr. & Mrs. Dewey P. 
Rochester. Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Wallace D. Wright. Jr.. Miss Margaret 
Davis. Seneca. SC. Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Woods. Jr., Mooresville. Mrs. 
Leonard B. Barber, Mrs. McAvoy Brittain, Hendersonville. Olin 
Corporation, Mrs. Ada H. Allison. Pisgah Forest. Hartford 
Employees Club of Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co.. Hartford 
Insurance Group. Regional & Local Claims, Charlotte. Mr. & Mrs. 
Ben P. Stewart, Newberry. SC. Mr. & Mrs. A. R. Wham, Laurens, 
SC. Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Wright, Abbeville. SC. Ms. Lucille Wright. Mr. 
& Mrs. A. R. Meadors, Jr.. Greenville. SC. Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Drum 
mond. Fountain Inn, SC. Bobbie S. Richardson. Mr. & Mrs. Ken- 
neth R. Hardwick, Simpsonville, SC. Eckerds Employees. Mauldin. 
SC. Mr. L. E. Callender & Family, Cedar Mountain. NC. Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles Brewer, Watertown. SD. 
Emory, Mr. Joe B-, Asheville — Lela Haynie, Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Margaret McDevitt Baker. 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Felkel, Leicester. Bob & Ann Hughes. 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mclntyre, Candler. 
Englund, Mrs. Ellen, Kenosha, Wis. — Mr. & Mrs. Tom Cadwallader, 

Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hart, Kenosha, Wisconsin. 
Eplee, Mrs. Evelyn B., Asheville— Mrs. Willie Bryant and Mildred, 

Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Herbert L. Fenner, Bonaire. GA. 
Ficken, Mrs. Bertha, Asheville — Circle #6 of First Presbyterian 

Church. Asheville. 
Foster, Mrs. Claire, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs. Canton. 
Fuller, Mrs. Ruth, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. George Klick. 

Hendersonville. 
Glave, Mr. Fowler B., Hendersonville— Dr & Mrs. Leonard B 

Barber. Hendersonville. 
Glenn, Mrs. Marj° r i e M - — Mrs - James Fawcett, Asheville. 
Hancock, Mr. Floyd, Asheville— Dr. & Mrs. Albert Berry. Asheville. 
Hill, Mr. R. Douglas, Hendersonville — Senator & Mrs Bo Thomas, 

Hendersonville. 
Johnson, Mr. Charles K., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. George W. 

Caisse. Hendersonville. 
Johnson, Mr. Vernon J., Hendersonville — Mr Leander Johnson, 

Hendersonville. 
Kelly, Mrs. Philip J., Hendersonville— Mr. W.J. Trunkey. Altoona. 
FLA.. Mr. & Mrs. James C. Raleigh, Mr. & Mrs. M. C. Barrett, 
Odile M. Hackelman. Mrs. Ralph E. Brown, The Kensington Court 
Association. Hendersonville. 
Knabb, Mr. George W., Canton— June Scroggs. Mr. & Mrs. Otis 
Stepp, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Charles 
S. & Frankie C. Johnson. The Emma McNair Bible Class. Circle #4, 
Women of Canton Presbyterian Church, Men of Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. Harriett G. Stringfield, Mr. & Mrs. 
Furman Robinson. Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn E. Robinson, 
Candler. Mr. & Mrs. William Milne. Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn 
Williams, Lake Junaluska. Bernice K. Yarborough. Earl E. Knabb. 
Billy Knabb. James Knabb, and Families. McClenny, FLA. 
Latt, Mrs. Emil, Goldsboro, NC— Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Rock 
Laughter, Mrs. & Mrs. G. B., Hendersonville — Dr & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. James Wagoner, Brevard. 
Levi, Mrs. Adele Brooks, Candler — Mr & Mrs. Richard Gustafson. 
Brevard. 



Memorial Gift for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Lockard, Dr. John C, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Schendler, 

Asheville. 
Loftis, Mrs. Lula, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. V. L. Gaines, Brevard. 
Long, Mrs. Ann Runnion, Hot Springs, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Albert 

Berry, Asheville. 
MacDonald, Mrs. William, Danceboro, Maine — Mr. & Mrs. Richard 

Gustafson. Mr. & Mrs. D. F. Stoneback. Mr. & Mrs. Lucien Deavor. 

Brevard. 
Macfie,Mr. J. A., Sr. — Mr. Robert L. Oates. Brevard. 
Massie, Sheffey — Rev. & Mrs. William Anderson. Montreat. 
McDowell, Miss Mary Alice, York, SC— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Walls. 

Asheville. 
McKenzie, Mr. Jack, Monroe, NC — Mrs. Marion Nebel, United 

Methodist Women, Circle #8 of Providence United Methodist 

Church. Charlotte. 
McNabny, Mrs. Carrie, Coffeeville, Kansas — Circle U2 of First 

Presbyterian Church. Asheville. 
Nanney, Mrs. Nancy, Saluda — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams. 

Hendersonville. 
Ramsey, Dr. Elizabeth Howard, Asheville — Mrs. Louise W. Milligan. 

Greenville, TN. Miss Jean C. Merchant. #7 of First Presbyterian 

Church. Asheville. 
Ray, Mrs. Sue R., Weaverville— Mr. & Mrs. Bill Gillis. Asheville. Mr. 

& Mrs. Bob Boone. Barnardsville. Mr. & Mrs. Carl Kennedy. Mary 

Ruth Blackwell, Circle #1 of Weaverville Presbyterian Church, 

Weaverville. 
Schwedler, Mr. Edgar R., Dallas, TX— Mr. & Mrs. Walter N. Pike. 
Beltsville. MD. Mrs. Walter Pike. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Senator 
& Mrs. Bo Thomas. Hendersonville. 
Setzer, Mrs. Martha, Waynesville — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas. 

Hendersonville. 
Stowe, Mrs. Mary Alice, Wadesboro, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ray McMinn. 

Arden. 
Swift, Mr. Charles H., Asheville— Dr & Mrs Albert Berry, Mr. & 

Mrs. Theodore E. Patton, Whitney W. Bowers, Bernice Simon. Mr. 

& Mrs. C. A. Walker. Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Will F. Russell. Dr. & Mrs. 

Don R. Printz, Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Weaver. Cora Bryson, Mrs. R. E. 

McClurc. Florence 1. Ryan. Mrs. John K. Blair, Mrs. Brooks Hursey, 

Mrs. Arthur M. Hughes, Mrs. Kenneth F. Cramer, Mildred & Ar 

thur Raingh, Mr. & Mrs. Herman Deal, E. W Schmidt. Helen Net- 
tles, Betty & Ernest Ogle, John & Nell Arrowsmith. The Kupples 

Klub. Circle #7 of First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 

Richard Major. Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Howard Runnion, Fletcher. 

Mr. & Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Black Mountain. Mrs. Helen O. Gregg. 

Arden. Mrs. Estelle S. MacEachron. Black Mountain. 
Tilson, Mrs. Mary Reagan, Asheville — Mrs. Mark Sumner. Sr.. 

Asheville. 
Walker, Alberta — Mrs. Ruth Geddings, Asheville. 
White, Mr. Claude, Atlanta, GA— Mr. & Mrs. William B. Holden, 

Franklin. 



Time Is Now ! ! ! 



Presbytery 



PLAN now! 



Stewardship Chairman, 
churches to set GOALS and 




SEWING AT THANKSGIVING??? 

There's always "getting clothes ready", 
even while the turkev is baki 



Enclosed is I 



In Memory Of _ 



name oj deceased 
Note If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i e Birthday. An 
mversary, etc.) give details for acknowledgement 
Send acknowledgement to_ 



Ruling Elder, Ray Dean, reminds Sessions in 
Asheville Presbytery to make responsible plans to 
attain the goals which Presbytery has set for 1981 
ministry. 

TRICK or TREAT at Presbyterian 
Home 



orrect name for mail, please 



Address . 



implete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name 

Donor's Address _— 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to 
Treasurer. The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street. 
Asheville, N C 28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient 
information is given in blanks above) Telephone (704) 
258 814) 




Pam Mathis "gets her bucket ready" for "Trick or 
Treating" as plans are made for Hallowen at 
Presbyterian Home for Children at Black Moun- 
tain. 




Presbyterian Home for Children's dietetician, Mrs. 
Georgia Haynes, does a "few blue jean repairs" 
while contemplating "holiday" menus for the 
children. 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
.YOUR CALENDAR 




November 10, 11 — "Presbyterian Leadership 
Forum" — Camp Caraway, NC. 
November 17, 18 — Presbytery Executive's Fall 
Meeting — Holiday Inn, Durham, NC. 
November 20 — 22 — Symposium for Care of 
Candidates — Union Seminary, Richmond, Va. 
(Contact Dent Davis). 

December 8 — 10 — Middle Judicatory 
Meeting — Atlanta, Ga. 

January 6, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive 
Committee Meeting S & W Cafeteria, 

Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

January 8, 1981 — Christain Education Ex- 
ecutive Committee Meeting — S & W Cafeteria, 
Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

January 8, 1981 — Church Related Vocations 
Executive Committee Meeting S & W 

Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
January 12, 1981 — Moderator's Committee 
Meeting — S & W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 
12:00 noon. 

January 15, 1981 — Synod's Higher Education 
Meeting — Raleigh, N.C. 

January 27, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery 
WINTER Meeting -- Malvern Hills Church 
will be Host. Asheville, N.C. 
March 17, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive 
Committee Meeting 

April 14, 1981 — SPRING MEETING 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY Andrews 

Church will be Host. Andrews, N.C. Registra- 
tion set for 9:00 a.m. 

June 16, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive 
Committee Meeting 

July 14, 1981 — SUMMER MEETING 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY Murphy 

Presbyterian Church will be Host. Murphy, 
N.C. Registration 9:00 a.m. 
September 15, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Ex 
ecutive Committee Meeting 
October 13, 1981 — FALL MEETING 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY First 

Presbyterian Church, Highlands, N.C. will be' 
Host. 







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The Presbyteri- 
an Home for 
Children of Black 
Mountain, N.C. 
was established in 
1904 and is every- 
thing the name im- 
plies — a home 
for the "family of 
man." 

Any secular in- 
stitution can func- 
tion adequately to 
provide nourish- 
ment, shelter and 
academic instruc- 
tion. The Presby- 
The "Home's" Pam Mathis & Joy Bell enjoy the tennis terian Home ac- 
eourts with "biking" rather than being "pros" at ten- complishes all this 
nis - plus the additional 

ingredients of a loving, supportive, Christian family atmosphere. 

The very word "Presbyterian" emphasizes that this is a place 
where God lives, its doors open wide to any child, regardless of race 
or religious background, who needs a home. The Board members are 
all members of the PCUS and approved by the Asheviile Presbytery. 
The staff members are practicing Christians who encourage their 
"family" of young to put their trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and 
Savior and to commit their lives to Him. 

The Presbyterian Home, incorporated under the laws of North 
Carolina, is governed by a board of trustees of twelve persons which 
include three women, six laymen, and three ministers— all approved, 
devoted members of the Asheviile Presbytery. Devotion unlimited as 
represented by Dr. H. B. Dendy, the president, whose service totals 
more than fifty years, and Superintendent Donald C. McKenzie 
who's been the head of administration since 1958. Assistant to Mr. 
McKenzie is Miss Lynn Holman who has been at the Home since 
1973. 



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The office of Asheviile 
Presbytery is also the office for 
the Presbyterian Home. 
Presbytery Executive William 
R. Anderson serves as 
treasurer for the Home. Miss 
Edith Sollmann serves as Of- 
fice Manager and accountant 
for both the Presbyterian 
Home and the Presbytery. All 
monies are recorded, deposit- 
ed, and audited as part of the 
Presbytery's regular daily pro- Sportsmanship is learned through the 
cedures. many activities at the "HOME" 

The young people who call 
the Presbyterian Home their 

home are being guided in their educational endeavors by Charles D. 
Owen High School and the primary and elementary schools of Black 
Mountain, N.C. 

Perhaps the fact that Superintendent McKenzie is a former varsity 
athlete and coach helps account for the outstanding achievements of 
the young people at the Home in numerous sporting activities. 

Another unique feature of the Presbyterian Home is the large 
percentage of young people completing high school and continuing 
their education in college and other post-secondary institutions. This 
is due in part to the fact that the Board of Trustees has accepted the 
challenge of sending to college all high school graduates who have 
demonstrated reasonable ability and an interest in furthering their 
education. 

The most convincing proof of the success of the Presbyterian 
Home is, of course, found in the "graduates." Among them are 
ministers, teachers, coaches, business people, skilled homemakers, 
and many other useful Christian citizens. These lives become the vin- 
dication of those who founded the Presbyterian Home for Children 
and who have continued to believe and invest of themselves in its 
future. 




NO BOY can be without HIS DOG even at the PRESBYTERIAN HOME. 
Darrell Peek and his "Presbyterian" dog. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November 1980 



^Editorial 




Asheville Presbytery 
Churches are reminded that 
the 1981 Mission Budget was 
adopted by your ruling elder 
and your pastor at the July 
1980 Presbytery Meeting.^ 
Your church Clerk of Session 
has been sent a letter this 
week asking you to commit a 1981 benevolence 
amount to fund this budget. As an informed 
church member, you will want to inquire about 
the amount of your weekly offerings which go 
toward benevolences. 

Sadly many churches become congrega- 
tionalist (Baptist) in their outlook toward sup- 
port of missions when it comes to budgets. I 
hope that each reader will inquire of their 
pastor and their session or diaconate how 
much of your particular offering goes into 
funding the benevolence budget which was ap- 
proved by your pastor and elders. 

This budget is divided into three areas — the 
General Missionary Budget, the General Mis- 
sion Synod Budget, and local Presbytery 
causes. The local Presbytery causes include the 
Presbyterian Home for Children, Montreat- 
Anderson College, and the four Executive 
Committees for ministry in your presbytery. 

Each church has received a supply of the 
budgets completely detailing the 1981 plan for 
this mission. Local budgets will want to plan 
for support of these causes as well as the 
money for paying your pastor and the 
payments on your church building. If the 
Presbytery Office can be of any assistance in 
these matters, we shall be glad to help or give 
information. The Presbytery Office which is 
also the office for the Presbyterian Home for 
Children looks forward to receiving each 
church's THANKSGIVING OFFERING 
which can be counted toward your 



MISSIONARY ITINERATION IN 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY FOR 1981: 



The following procedure is recom- 
mended for obtaining a missionary 
speaker in your church. 

1. Please contact your Asheville Presbytery Ad- 
vocate for International Mission (AIM) represen- 
tative, Rev. John F. Healey, P.O. Box 146, Etowah, 
NC 28729 (Phone: 704/891-3447). He will contact 
the missionary, confirm the date, then contact you. 
This will help both Mr. Healey and the missionaries 
to coordinate itineration schedules. 

2. An honorarium for speaking is not required. Any 
personal gifts to missionaries should be clearly 
designated. Otherwise, the offering money is sent to 
the Atlanta office. 

3. However, churches should cover the travel ex- 
penses of a missionary speaker ($35 on the average). 
If total mileage exceeds 50 miles, extra payment (25 
cents per mile) should be given. 

4. Churches are urged to contact Mr. Healey as ear- 
ly as possible in order to obtain a missionary 
speaker! If a missionary has received no call for 
speaking within one month of an itineration date, he 
is free to make arrangements with churches in other 
presbyteries at his convenience. 



PLEASE NOTE: An Asheville Presbytery International 
Mission Seminar (for leadership training) is being considered 
for January or February 1981. Details to be sent later. 




Rev. John Healey Asheville Presbytery's Advocate for Inter- 
national Mission (AIM) 

Jan. 11-15 Miss Sherron George (Brazil) (Per- 
manent add.) Phone: 404/378-0827, 
235 Inman Drive, Decatur, Ga. 
30030 (Dec. 18-Feb. 15) Phone: 
919/563-1251, 506 N. Fifth Street, 
Mebane, NC 27302 

Jan. 11-15 Rev. & Mrs. Don Williams (Brazil) 
Phone: 919/275-5897, Sherwood 
Forest Apts., 708-B Milton Street, 
Greensboro, NC 27402 

Jan. 27-28 Dr. & Mrs. Herb Coddington 

(Bangladesh) Phone: 803/833-6058, 
202 Cedar Street, Clinton, SC 29325 

Feb. 15-18 Mrs. Peggy Rambo (Zaire) Phone: 
803/395-0405, 900 Cashua St., Apt. 
5, Darlington, SC 29532 

Mar. 8 & 29 Rev. & Mrs. John Reagan (Japan) 
Phone: 919/276-3256, St. Andrews 
College, Laurinburg, NC 28352 



Refugee Homes Needed! 



benevolences. 



The Synod of Red River leads Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S. synods in sponsorship of 
refugees, according to figures released by the 
refugee resettlement office this week. 

That synod is currently sponsoring 623 per- 
sons for 123% of a goal they set. Second is 

Here Is Your Assignment!! 

(To Fund The 1981 Mission Budgets) 

What Will Your 
Church Give?? 





CHURCH 


MEMBERSHIP 


X $43.42' 


' = $ 




Andrews 


55 


X 


$43.42 =S 


2,388.10 




Arden 


659 


X 


43.42 - 


28,613.78 




Asheville First 


1128 


X 


43.42 = 


48,977.76 




Bethel C, Unaka, N.C. 


11 


X 


43.42 = 


477.62 




Bethel H (Haywood Co.) 


42 


X 


43.42 = 


1,823.64 




Black Mountain 


303 


X 


43.42 = 


13,156.26 




Brevard Davidson-River 


649 


X 


43.42 = 


28,179.58 




Brittains Cove 


29 


X 


43.42 = 


1,259.18 




Bryson City 


93 


X 


43.42 = 


4,038.06 




Canton 


120 


X 


43.42 = 


5,210.40 




Cullowhee 


60 


X 


43.42 = 


2,605.20 




Dillingham 


156 


X 


43.42 = 


6,773.52 




Etowah 


91 


X 


43.42 = 


3,951.22 




Franklin 


250 


X 


43.42 = 


10,855.00 




Grace Covenant 


618 


X 


43.42 = 


26,833.56 




Hayesville 


32 


X 


43.42 = 


1,389.44 




Hendersonville First 


405 


X 


43.42 = 


17,585.10 




Highlands 


171 


X 


43.42 = 


7,424.82 




Ivy Park 


6 


X 


43.42 = 


260.52 




Kenilworth 


300 


X 


43.42 = 


13,026.00 




Lakey Gap 


67 


X 


43.42 = 


2,909.14 




Malvern Hills 


135 


X 


43.42 = 


5,861.70 




Mills River 


223 


X 


43.42 = 


9,682.66 




Montreat 


288 


X 


43.42 = 


12,504.96 




Morrison 


53 


X 


43.42 = 


2,301.26 




Murphy 


68 


X 


43.42 = 


2,952.56 




Oak Forest 


262 


X 


43.42 = 


11,376.04 




Riceville 


100 


X 


43.42 = 


4,342.00 




Swannanoa 


153 


X 


43 .42 = 


6,643.26 




Sylva 


108 


X 


43.42 = 


4,689.36 




Trinity 


309 


X 


43.42 = 


13,416.78 




Waynesville 


152 


X 


43.42 = 


6,599.84 




Weaverville 


317 


X 


43.42 = 


13,764.14 




West Asheville 


278 


X 


43.42 - 


12,070.76 




Westminster 


270 


X 


43.42 = 


11,723.40 


5345.666.62 - 


7961 = $43.42 


7961 


X 


43.42 = 


5345,666.62 



Synod of Florida with 252 persons for 92% of 
their goal. Third in number of persons spon- 
sored is the Synod of North Carolina but only 
48% of their goal has been reached. Fourth is 
Synod of the Southeast with 233 persons for 
52% of their goal. 

The Synod of the Mid-South has 157 for 
39% and the Synod of Virginias 148 for 32%. 
The Synod of Mid-America set a more realistic 
goal and has reached 85% for 106 refugees. 

The office reports that for a while, the office 
had plenty of sponsors, but that now they have 
many refugees free to be resettled and need 
sponsors desperately. 

The refugees available are from Cuba, 
Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and 
Indochina. The Eastern Europe refugees are 
mostly from Rumania and Yugoslavia. Each 
person on the list is currently waiting in a 
refugee camp for sponsors. 

Council To Finalize Papers 

The Council of 
Theology and Cul- 
ture met at Columbia 
Seminary and set 
plans for some final 
changes in two papers 
that they plan to pre- 
sent at the 121st 
General Assembly in Houston. 

One, on The Understanding and Use of Ho- 
ly Scripture, was presented to the council for 
discussion and changes by the Reverend 
Shirley Guthrie, Catherine Gonzales, and 
Laurie Prophet. 

A paper, on the Nature and Value of 
Human Life, was also discussed. A third paper 
on Television Ministry may also be readied for 
the General Assembly, although several 
changes were discussed. 

The Reverend Doug Oldenburg of Char- 
lotte, NC reported on the five year study of the 
Christian paper on Faith and Economics. 
Other papers still under study were also 
discussed, including Para-church Groups and 
Theology and Science. 




November 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Church Union Plan To 
Be Published in 1982 

Vote Scheduled in 1982 — 
Compromises ADOPTED 

A plan for reuniting the two largest 
Presbyterian denominations in the nation will 
be presented to the churches' policy-setting 
bodies in 1982. 

Radification by Presbyteries will be sought 
during 1982-83 and final Assembly approval in 
1983. The decision on when to send a plan for 
union to the General Assemblies of the PCUS 
and the UP-USA was voted October 15 near 
the conclusion of a three-day meeting of the 
Joint Committee on Presbyterian Union. 

Before setting that timetable, the committee 
members had come to landmark decisions on 
three key provisions of the reunion proposal: 
the mandatory election of women to local 
church offices and procedures for congrega- 
tions to be exempt from such requirements; the 
freedom and limits of conscience regarding 
standards of the new church; and the drafting 
of a confessional statement as an early priority 
of the reunited church. 

A much-amended exemption provision says 
that a congregation may decide annually to be 
exempt from the requirements regarding 
women officers. 

A news service publication noted that ". . . 
the freedom of conscience issue has been 
discussed most frequently in relation to the 
situation of men who feel that they cannot, in 
keeping with their understanding of the scrip- 
tures, ordain women to church offices or to the 
ministry." 

The paper stipulates that the confessional 
documents of the two existing churches are to 
be originals in the new church's BOOK. 

In sessions marked by extended, candid, and 
sometimes emotional debates, the Joint Com- 
mittee also: 

tSent back to its Editing Committee a section dealing with location 
of General Assembly offices in the reunited church. 

tAgreed that the Plan for Union will specify that the relationship of 
lay preachers or commissioned church workers existing at the time of 
reunion will not be disturbed by formation of the new church. 

tDrew up language for the Plan declaring that all policy statements 
adopted by or issued at the direction of General Assemblies of the 
predecessor churches will continue in force until or unless changed by 
the new church's General Assembly. 

tAdopted provisions for some membership continuity from the 
Presbyterian, US General Assembly Mission Board and the UP-USA 
Mission Board to the new General Assembly Council. 

tAgreed that provisions of a section (still being refined) on dismiss- 
ing congregations with their property are to apply only to congrega- 
tions from the PCUS. 

A complete review of this happening and 
other matters may be secured by contacting the 
news services at the General Assembly Mission 
Board in Atlanta. 

WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH 

by Marion Beegle 

The 1981 Birthday 
Offering of the 
Women of the 
Church will be used 
by the four theologi- 
cal seminaries of the \ 
Presbyterian Church, 
US, to reinvigorate f 
our church's responsibility for the evangeliza- 
tion of the world. 

This announcement was made by Ms. Lois 
Stover, head of the department of Women's 
Work under the Division of National Mission. 

The Austin Seminary, Louisville Union 
Seminary, Columbia Seminary and Union 
Seminary in Richmond will each receive one- 
fourth of the offering to be used over a period 
of about five years. 

During the five-year period each seminary 
will develop sources of funds to carry on those 
activities that prove profitable for the con- 
tinued mission-minded development of faculty 
and students after the Birthday Offering 
money has been spent. 




WEAVERVILLE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Weaverville, N.C. 

We "WELCOME" home the Reverend and 
Mrs. Al Harrell and their three sons. Serving 
with TEAM, they have been in South Africa 
for five years and this is their first furlough. 
The Harrells will be making our Missionary 
Manse home until December 1981. 

Serving as supply preacher is the Reverend 
William R. Anderson, our Presbytery's Ex- 
ecutive Secretary. While the Search Committee 
is seeking a permanent pastor, it is with great 
joy that we welcome Mr. Anderson, and his 
wife Jane, into our church family. 

MONTREAT 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Montreal, N.C. 
Former Missionary To China Dies 

Gay Vaughan Wilson Currie, 90, died in her 
sleep at home in Montreat, N.C, October 1. 
Funeral services were held in Gaither Chapel in 
Montreat. 

A former missionary to China with her hus- 
band, the Reverend Edward S. Currie, they did 
evangelical work in the Haichow field until 
communist occupation in 1948. 

They also lived and worked in Taiwan horn 
1952-60 when they retired to Montreat. The 
Curries celebrated their 62nd wedding anniver- 
sary in June. In addition to her husband, Mrs. 
Currie is survived by her children, Mrs. Joe 
(Gay) Fox, Black Mountain, NC; Edward, 
Gulfport, MS.; David, Cincinnati, and Mrs. 
J.C. (Anne) Leggoe, Charlotte, NC. 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Swannanoa, N.C. 

On Sunday even- 
ing, November 2nd, 
the congregation of 
Swannanoa Church 
will inaugurate the 
season of Thanks- 
giving and special of- 
ferings at the Presby- 
terian Home for 
Children, with Super- 
intendent Don McKenzie, his staff and young 
people acting as hosts and providing the main 
course for dinner, as well as the after-dinner 
program. 

Women of the Church will furnish 
vegetables, salads and desserts for the dinner, 
and all members and friends of the church are 
encouraged to attend. 

Our special offering for the Presbyterian 
Home will be received at this dinner meeting. 

MALVERN HILLS 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, NC 
The pastor, 
Glen McClung, 
reports good at- 
tendance for Sun- 
day morning ser- 
vices and for a 
mid-week "Prayer 
and Praise" ser--ig 
vice. Recent addi-- ' 
tions to the; 
church's ministry" 
are a Prayer Chain 

to respond to urgent and specific prayer re- 
quests, and a Food Pantry to minister to one- 
time emergency needs. A new roof has been 
added to both the sanctuary and educational 
building but the greatest encouragement lies in 
various signs of spiritual growth in the lives of 
individuals and the congregation as a whole. 
Malvern Hills will host the January meeting of 
Asheville Presbytery. 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 






Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to William R. Anderson; Editor 
40 Church Street, Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258-8143 



TRINITY CHURCH IN 
HENDERSONVILLE 

Approves $300,000 New Building 

In a special budget meeting on October 26, 
the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Henderson- 
ville, NC voted to accept the Building Commit- 
tee's plans for a new educational building. This 
$300,000 will be raised through tie selling of 
church bonds. The bonds will be sold through 
Bonds, Inc. The church plans to sell the bonds 
during November and December 1980. The 
contract negotiations are scheduled for letting 
in early January and it is anticipated that con- 
struction will begin in early 1981. The 
Reverend Al Kissling is pastor of Trinity. 

BRYSON CITY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Bryson City, N.C. 

"Treats galore" were part of the Halloween 
Family Night supper at Bryson City 
Presbyterian Church. Children and adults 
came dressed in costume, with prizes awarded 
for the best costume in each age group. Bill 
Grimsley, President of the Youth Fellowship, 
provided the tricks as he showed off his skill as 
a magician. 

The Saturday after Halloween, the Youth 
Fellowship set up a "Fun House" for all the 
children and youth of the church — excite- 
ment, scares, games, and fun were enjoyed by 
all. 

MILLS RIVER 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Horse Shoe, N.C. 

The Reverend Edward Renegar has started a 
Bible Study which meets on Wednesday even- 
ings prior to choir practice. The interest study 
is taken from the book of Genesis. Thirty-five 
church members are enrolled. 

A delightful Halloween party was given by 
the young mothers of the church for the Sun- 
day School. Forty-eight children and twenty- 
two "young" adults attended and had a "fun 
time" together. 

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP 
MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 

Date of Filing: October 1. 1980 
Title of Publication: Our Mountain Work 
Frequency of issues: Monthly 

Location of known office of publication: Asheville. Buncombe County, North 
Carolina 

Location of the headquarters or general business offices of the publishers: 40 
Church Street, Asheville, North Carolina- 
Names and addresses of publisher, editor: Asheville Presbylery, 40 Church Street, 
Asheville, North Carolina. 

Editor: Rev. William R Anderson, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N.C. 
Owner: Asheville Presbytery, a non-profit religious organization, known bondhold- 
ers, mortgages, and other security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more of 
total amount of bonds, mortgages, and other security holders owning or holding I 
percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or olher securities, none. 
Total No. copies printed tnet press run), average 3,800, last issue 3,800. 
Paid circulation: l)sales through dealers and carriers, street-vendors and counter 
sales, none. 2)Mail subscriptions average 3578. Free distribution by mail, carrier or 
olher means: I (Samples complimentary and other free copies average 50. Total 
average distribution 3628. 

I certify that the statements made above by me are correct and complete. 
Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Nov. 1980 

Entered as second-class mail at the Post Office at Asheville. N.C. under the act of 
March 3, 1879. Second class Postage paid at Asheville, N.C. 28802. 

Published Monthly at Asheville, N.C. By Asheville Presbytery 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 

Telephone 704-258-8143 

Change of Address Requested 
Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



November 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Four 



JBrowrial <&tfta 



Adams, Mr, & Mrs. L. H. Adams, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. 

Davis, Brevard. 
Allison, Mr. Waller, Hendersonville — Mary Kate Anderson, Hen- 

dersonvjlle. 
Barnard, Mr. Bascom W., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. 

Rawls, Asheville. 
Bennett, Thomas S., Honolulu, Hawaii — Joe & Inez Bennett, 

Asheville. 
Bias, Mr. Henry, Asheville — Col. & Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Bethel 

United Methodist Church, Asheville. 
Bias, Mr. & Mrs. Henry, Asheville — Mabel Diiiir.gham, Asheville. 
Blackburn, Mr. Lee, Middles burg, Ohio — Adult Sunday School 

Class of First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
Brintnall, Mrs. Lucille, Bryson City — Personnel of Brodt Music 

Company, Charlotte. Mrs. Ellen Hyams, Bob, Virginia & Sam Pat- 

tillo, Felix & Nelle Potts, Horace & Ruby DeHart, Mr. & Mrs. P.R. 

Bennett, Mr. & Mrs. O.E. Waters, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hambly, Mr. 

& Mrs. C.A. Casada, Mrs. Lucille Crudup, Mrs. Helen I Myers, 

Bryson City. Mr. & Mrs. James M. Jondrow, Reston, VA. Mrs. 

Mabel Seawright, Charlotte. 
Buckner, Mrs. Rachel, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. Carl Kennedy & 

Family, Weaverville. 
Burleson, Oliver, Fairview — Ballard Appliance & Cabinet Co., Inc., 

Asheville. 
Christie, Mr. Alfred, Pisgah Forest — Mr. & Mrs. Wolfgang Selle, 

Pisgah Forest. 
Cook, Mr. Charles S., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. John F. Wright, Green- 
wood, SC. Mr. & Mrs. Howard Schmidt, Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. 

Davis, Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Hooper, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde G. Jones, 

Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Lominick, Aiken, SC. Part Time 

Employees of Eckerd Drugs #1244, Mauldin, SC. Elizabeth H. 

Scott, Hendersonville. 
Cox, Mr. Gene — 3M Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 

Asheville. 
Currie, Mrs. Edward, Montreat — Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Rev. Brown 

Hoyt, Miss Helen Ledsinger, Mr. & Mrs. C.H. Shirley, Montreat. 
Davidson, Miss Maude. Asheville — Mrs. Elizabeth D. Cooe. Svlva. 
Eaves, Mrs. Ethel, Bessemer City, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Harley Hen- 
dricks, Waynesville. 
Emory, Mr. Joe Brandon, Asheville — Mrs. Arlie Brandon Belts, 

Pleasantville, NJ. 
Feagin, Mrs. Audelle, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. James H. 

McDuffie, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Allene Harberson, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Henry 

Mariotte Stewart, Atlanta, GA. 
Finn, Mr. Philip — Mr. & Mrs. L.C. Poor, Mrs. Frank Scruggs, 

Brevard. 
Foster, Mr. Ernest B. — Constance M. Foster (Mrs. E.B.), Caledon, 

Ontario, Canada. 
Garretson, Mr. Donald C, Perth Amboy, NJ — Mr. & Mrs. Richard 

D. Roberts, Brevard. 
Gibson, Mr. John C, Jr., Marston, NC — Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., 

Asheville. 
Gossett, Laurie A., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E. Egeler, 

Allene Harberson, Mildred Reese, Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, 

Hendersonville. 
Green, Mr. Jefferson David, Cornelia, GA — Mrs. James Reeves, 

Gainesville, GA. Mr. & Mrs. Danny Goss, Dahlonega, GA. Mr. & 

Mrs. Charles F. Greene, Pacolet, SC. Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Jackson, 

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Kimsy, Mr. & Mrs. L.B. Dalton, College & 

Career Class of Baldwin Baptist Church, Baldwin, GA. The J. P. 

Ballard, Sr. Family, Mr. & Mrs. Cliff Kimsey, Jr., Miss Lucy 

Kimsey, Mr. James A. Stapleton,. Mr. F. Jack Adams, Cornelia, 

GA. Nan Samples, Homer, GA., Mr. & Mrs. E. Lenderman, 

Lilhonia, GA. Mr. & Mrs. J.T. Mulinix, Robin A. & Penny Bur- 

russ and Mr. A.L. Burress, Marietta, GA. 
Hall, Mrs. Eliza, Durham — Mrs. Mattie Lou Dean, Gary, Debbie & 

James, Asheville. 
Hendricks, C. Carl, Farmerville — Lucian & Lucy Deavor, Brevard. 
Houldsworth, Mr. John, Zirconia — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 

Hendersonville. 
Houtz, Mr. Donald, Hendersonville — Lois & Page Roth, Hender- 
sonville. 
Jones, Mr. William A., Winston-Salem — Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham 

Price, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Ruth L. Rankin, Ann L. Elmore, 

Mr. & Mrs. Brainard B. Rorison, Mrs. Margaret Rorison Powers, 

Asheville. 
Kelly, Mrs. P. J., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. Harold C. Walraven, 

Atlanta, GA. Hendersonville Woman's Club, Hendersonville. 
Knabb, Mr. George W., Canton — Mrs. Clye R. Hoey, Jr., Candler. 
Koaeh, Mr. Kenneth H., Sarasota, FLA — Dr. & Mrs. R.B. Hay, 

Hendersonville. 
Lowry, Mr. George L., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. E.D. Peaslcy, Stella 

R. Britt, Col. & Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 
Lyles, Mrs. J.D., Jacksonville, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. Bob Merrill, 

Asheville. 
MacDonald, Mrs. William, Daneeboro, Maine — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. 

Gaines, Jean & Bruce Brown, Frank & Bonnie Harmon, Mr. & 

Mrs. Edward Dzierzynski, Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Roberts, Brevard. Mr. 

& Mrs. Wolfgang Selle, Pisgah Forest. 
McDonald, Mrs. Alleine, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ellis Shorb, 

Asheville. 
McDonald, Mr. Willard, Asheville — Margaret J. Birrell, Rochester, 

NY. 
McHone, Mr. Jim, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. Carl Kennedy & 

Family, Weaverville. 
McNary, Mrs. Emma, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham Price, 

Asheville. 

Memorial Gifts for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $ 



_In Memory Of 



name of deceased 
Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, Anniversary, 
etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 
Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mail, please 



A d dress 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor 's Name _ 

Donor \s A ddress 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N.C. 
28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient infor- 
mation is given in blanks above) Telephone: (704)258-8143. 



Metcalf, Mrs. Jessie C, Hendersonville — Lois & Page Roth, 
Hendersonville. 

Mints, Mrs. Lura — Butch & Mary Sursavage, Andrews. 

Nanney, Mrs. Nancy, Saluda, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector, 
Laura, Paul & Mike, Hendersonville. 

Nichols, Mrs. Herman, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Rawls, 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Ellery Farnam, Mr. 
R. Holmes Sawyer, Alberta Hayes Hartman, Mrs. Julian B. Stepp, 
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Hafner, Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, Miss 
Winifred Lee, Mrs. Cecil Swann, Miss Helen Field, Calvin & 
Dorothy Walker, Mr. & Mrs. E.A. Hammill, Mrs. Arthur M. 
Hughes, Harvey J. Loughead, Ruth & Jack Woodcock, Mr. & Mrs. 
Will F. Russell, Herbert H. Johnson, Rachel E. White, Mr. & Mrs. 
William F. Taylor, Mrs. Harold Shuttles, Dr. & Mrs. John L. Bit- 
ter, Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Davis, Mrs. Allen Williamson, Mr. & Mrs. 
J.M. Coleman, Mr. R. Stanford Webb, Mrs. Anne B. Foard, Car- 
son C. Foard, Mrs. Samuel R. Goldman, Mrs. Holmes Bryson, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. Pearce Weaver, Biltmore Forest Ladies Golf Associa- 
tion, Mrs. Virginia Cobb, Tamar D. Parks, Dr. & Mrs. D.W. 
Brosnan, III, Mr. & Mrs. William F. Wolcott, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Richard Marion Arnold, Mr. & Mrs. Bernard R. Smith, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles D. Owen, Jr., The Knit Wits, Pat & John Erichson, 
Circle #3 of Women of First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. R. Alex- 
ander White, Miss Leona Turner, Mrs. C.E. Gordon, Mrs. Charles 
D. Owen, Asheville Ice & Storage Co., Inc. , Mr. & Mrs. T. W. 
Pritchard, Jr., Mrs. William J. Cocke, Mrs. Ruth W. Barfield, Mr. 
& Mrs. Theodore Davidson Morrison, Jr., Mrs. George L. Jones, 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Buck, Mr. & Mrs. G.H. Hepting, Mr. & 
Mrs. James S. Howell, Dr. & Mrs. Pearce Roberts, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Brainard B. Rorison, Dr. & Mrs. Miles Elmore, Asheville, Mrs. 
Frederick L. Worcester, Wayland, MASS. Mr. & Mrs. James F. 
Hackney, Mr. Robert E. Shuford, Jacksonville, FLA. Mrs. Jerry 
M. Ulen, Fairview. Mr. & Mrs. J.G. Stikeleather, Weaverville. 
Mary Ann Lindamood, Piedmont, CA. Mr. & Mrs. Locke Craig, 
Pinehurst, NC. Mr. & Mrs. John Kerr Pepper, Greensboro, Mr. & 
Mrs. John Neely Davis, Atlanta, GA. 

Norton, Mrs. Joyce H., Evanston, ILL — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector 
& children, Hendersonvillle. 

Palen, Mr. Richard, Atlanta, GA — Women of Canton Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Vance, June Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Mr. & Mrs. R.W. Foster, Mr. & Mrs. Jack G. 
Scroggs, Canton. 

Palo, Mrs. Donald, Denver, CO — Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, Flat Rock. 

Phillips, Mr. Arnold, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. C.W. Englund, Marie 
Berquist, Miss Elizabeth McManus, Charles & Maxine Sawyer & 
Family, Asheville. Mrs. Ellen Hyams, Bryson City. Mr. & Mrs. 
James Cordell, Evansville, Ind. 



"New Presbytery 
Office Copier" 

Dedicated to Mrs. Frances White 



In October a new Olivetti Copier was installed 
in the Presbytery Office, This has 
"transformed" the work and reduced the time 
element in making copies of the many items mail- 
ed out to the various churches in the Presbytery. 

ALL THE STAFF wish to express their 
grateful appreciation to the various Presbytery 
Committees and individuals whose contributions 
made this "gift copier" possible, but a very 
special thanks is due Mrs. Frances White, of 
Waynesville, for her "more-than-generous" con- 
tribution. Mrs. White also gave a new IBM Selec- 
tric II typewriter to the Presbytery Office in 
1979. You are a dear generous lady, Mrs. White, 
and we thank you, and pray God's richest bless- 
ings on you and all the others that helped make 
this possible. 



Pridgin, Mr. Jerome, Charleston Heights, SC — Helen & Furman 

Robertson, Waynesville. 
Ramsey, Dr. Elizabeth Howard, Asheville — Miss Winifred Lee, 

Asheville. 
Rich, Dr. C. Frank, Asheville — Mrs. Mamie Aiken, Mr. & Mrs. 

G.K. Leemon, Jr., Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Howard Sumner, Mae 

K. Dennehy, Asheville. Roger & Nancy Sumner, Rockingham, NC. 
Roberts, Lelia G. — Mr. & Mrs. John G. Koyen, Metuchcn, NJ. 
Schermerhorn, Mr. Frank, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville. 
Scolt, Miss Lillian, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Davis, 

Brevard. 
Sellers, Mr. Jerome B., Hendersonville — Mr. James H. McDuffie, 

Hendersonville. 
Slayden, Mr. Travis — Rev. & Mrs. William Anderson, Montreat. 
Swann, Mrs. Sara — Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Prutzman & Family, 

Asheville. 
Swift, Mr. Charles H. Swift, Asheville — Mrs. Charles M. Fortune, 

Asheville. 
Syretl, Mrs. Levenie — Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Weaver, Asheville. 
Thorp, Mrs. Innn — Grace I. Wood, Asheville. 
Travis, Mrs. Betsy, Charlotte — Mr. & Mrs. Vernon W. Brown, 

Asheville. 
Father of Mrs. Tom Walton — Mrs. Charles Englund, Asheville. 
Woodruff, Mr. Stanley, Island Heights, NJ — Kalherone Sonne, 

Hendersonville. 
Wright, Kenneth C, Murphy — Mr. & Mrs. Edwin V. Love & son, 

Andrews. 



LIVING MEMORIAL 

.'In Huiuir nf bin HI fit (Birtbfwn — fflr. San ffl. Jfurr. Aohftiillr 

from 

The Asheville Paving Company, Asheville 




P'J: 




Presbyterian Home's Executive Director Donald 
McKenzie makes plans for Annual "Open House". 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
.YOUR CALENDAR 




November 14 & 15 — Junior High Retreat — 
Assembly Inn, Montreat, N.C, registration at 
4:30 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m., cost $17 (contact 
Mrs. Sylvia Crawford, Black Mountain.) 
November 17 & 18 — Presbytery Executive's Fall 
Meeting — Holiday Inn, Durham, NC. 
November 20-22 — Symposium for Care of Can- 
didates, Union Seminary, Richmond, Va. (Con- 
tact Dent Davis). 

November 25 — Asheville Presbytery Apprecia- 
tion Trip to GAB, Atlanta Office. 
November 28 — Asheville Presbytery Office 
closed. 

December 8-10 — Middle Judicatory Meeting, 
Atlanta, Ga. 

December 12-14 — Senior High Rally, Windy 
Gap at Flat Creek, Cost $38 (Contact Rev. Jerry 
Robinson, Brevard) 

January 6, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive 
Committee Meeting — S & W Cafeteria, 
Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

January 8, 1981 — Christian Education Ex- 
ecutive Committee Meeting — S & W Cafeteria, 
Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

January 8, 1981 — Church Related Vocations 
Executive Committee Meeting — S & W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
January 12, 1981 — Moderator's Committee 
Meeting — S & W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 
12:00 noon. 

January 15, 1981 — Synod's Higher Education 
Meeting — Raleigh, N.C. 
January 27, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery 
WINTER Meeting — Malvern Hills Church will 
be Host. Asheville, N.C. 

March 17, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive 
Committee Meeting 

April 14, 1981 — SPRING MEETING — 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY — Andrews 
Church will be Host. Andrews, N.C. Registra- 
tion set for 9:00 a.m. 

June 16, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive Com- 
mittee Meeting 

July 14, 1981 — SUMMER MEETING — 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY — Murphy Pres- 
byterian Church will be Host. Murphy, N.C. 
Registration 9:00 a.m. 

September 15, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive 
Committee Meeting 

October 13, 1981 — FALL MEETING — 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY — First 
Presbyterian Church, Highlands, N.C. will be 
Host. 

MINISTERS AND WIVES LUNCHEON 

The Third Tuesday of Every Month 

Hallmark Cafeteria — 12:30 p.m. 







Note New 1981 Calendar on Page 4 

Our Mountain Work 



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The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



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Vol. LXXXIII No. 12 Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions December 1980 



CHRISTMAS in our CHURCHES 

WORSHIP and special EVENTS planned throughout Asheville Presbytery 



oh 




Asheville Presbytery Churches 
have planned many events honor- 
ing the birth of Our Lord Jesus 
Christ. 

Trinity Church at Henderson- 
ville will hear a brass choir 
Wednesday, December 24, before 
the family worship service in 
which children will participate in 
the pageant. An orchestra will 
join the brass ensemble for music jj 
and song. The caroling service is ; 
planned Sunday evening. High- 
lands Church will celebrate com- 
munion on December 21 at 7:30. 
A gala event is planned for the Joy Gift Christmas supper on December 
17. Sunday School parties and other festive events will be enjoyed. 

Waynesville Church is slated to hear the story and special music at the 
11 o'clock service on December 21. Many good recipes will be shared at 
the covered dish dinner at 5:30 Sunday evening. A special presentation 
of the Youth of the church and Grace Episcopal Church will culminate 
in a candlelight service on December 21. Malvern Hills Church in 
Asheville will hear a youth choir presentation December 21 and 
celebrate a choir cantata at a candlelight service 7:30 Sunday. On 
Christmas Eve a slide presentation produced by the KENTZEL 
Presbyterian Church of Hammer, S.C. will usher in Christmas Eve for 
this congregation. The MOC will be hosting a special banquet for the 
women to celebrate Christmas on December 6. 

Brevard Davidson River Church will hear a magnificient festival of 
carols on Dec. 14 and participate in a "Moravian Love Feast" on Sun- 
day, December 21. A Christmas dramatic presentation will precede two 
Christmas Eve services on the 24th at 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. Candlelight 
Communion Service will announce the morning of Christmas for 
Brevard Davidson River Christmas. Black Mountain Church will 
celebrate the Christmas season with their Joy Gift Program December 
14. The choir will present a cantata during the morning worship service, 
Sunday, December 21, and the annual Christmas Eve service will be 
conducted at 10:30 p.m. The WOC will honor the "at home" college 
students with a coffee after the worship service December 28. 

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church opened the Christmas Season 
December 6 with a family breakfast, before presenting their 2nd annual 
"Simply Celebrating" — a program telling alternative ways to celebrate 
Christ's birthday. Saturday, December 13, there was a "Happy Birth- 
day Jesus Party" for youth 4 years through third graders. The gallery 
choir will make a "Joyful Noise" Sunday, December 21, and "The Best 
Christmas Pageant Ever", with children and adults participating, will 
be presented that evening at 7:00 o'clock. The WOC Christmas lun- 
cheon, "Hanging of the Greens", Advent devotions, making 



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Chrismons, and two Christmas Eve services will add joy to this special 
season. 

Westminster Church in Asheville came alive with the "spirit of 
Christmas" on December 7 when the young people enjoyed a Santa Par- 
ty sponsored by the Sunday school. A very special day is December 14 
when families come together for the annual Joy Gift program — covered 
dish will be enjoyed prior to a playlet which tells how the Joy Gift is a 
part of the Christmas Season. Montreat Church's Youth presented a 
Christmas program Sunday, December 7. The Joy Gift luncheon will be 
held after the morning worship Sunday, December 14, and on Wednes- 
day, December 17, the church will host a special "Community Service" 
in the evening with the Reverend Sam Hope (Director of Montreat Con- 
ference Center) conducting the service. Assembly Inn will be the gather- 
ing place at 11 o'clock on Sunday, December 21, when Dr. Billy 
Graham will bring the Christmas message. 

West Asheville Church looks forward to celebrating the season with 
beautiful music (some traditional carols and some quite contemporary, 
different, and many times dramatic) led and arranged by Ron Huff. The 
adult choir will sing at the Sunday morning service with the Junior 
Choir presenting "Super Gift From Heaven" on Sunday evening, 
December 21. Chrismon tree decorating, Saturday, December 6, is a 
great time of fellowship and merry-making for the Circle represen- 
tatives. 

Asheville First published a beautiful Advent Booklet for use by their 
church families during the holiday season. The Advent Wreath has been 
the focal center of worship during this time. December 14, the Youth 
will present "The Winter Star" for the traditional Family Night Supper, 
and Sunday, December 21 will be the 2nd annual Christmas caroling 
and Coloring of the Christmas Eve Bulletin. Again, the "mitten tree" 
will provide warm hands for many needy children in the Asheville area. 

Hendersonville First Church is using the Advent Wreath in their wor- 
ship services this year. The MOC and WOC will be having festive pro- 
grams including Christmas Musicals, Montreat Anderson General 
Assembly Singers, and a program "The Story of Mary". The Young 

cont'd on page 2 




The Rev William R. (BILL) Ander- 
son - Presbytery Executive - Ad- 
ministrator and treasurer, Presbytery 
and Presbyterian Home for Children 



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From 
The Presbyterian Home for Children 

PrEHboterH 
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Mrs. Ted (JAYNE) Pat- Miss EDITH Sollmann ■■■■■■* 
ton - Administrative -Adminsitrative Assis- Mrs. C.J. (HELEN) 
Assistant for Secretarial tant for Accounting Vandenhoogen -Record- 
Functions Functions er for Memorial Gifts 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December 1980 



Hayesville PRESBYTERIAN 
has First Full-time PASTOR 




PRBBYTEIflAN CHURCH 




OFFICERS of Hayesville church L-R: Mr. Jackson, Mr. Crisp, Mr. Rinehart, Mr. Bed- 
dingfield, Mr. Bradley, Mr. Deckman. 




Mr. Mitchell Bed- 
dingfield receives ap- 
preciation and Thanks 
from the Church Ses- 
sion, Candidates Com- 
mittee, Mission Commit- 
tee and Presbytery for 2 
years faithful service as 
supply pastor. 




The Rev. Gordon Gar- 
trell, newly installed and 
ordained pastor of 
Hayesville Church. Dr. 
Calvin Thielman preach- 
ed the ordination ser- 
mon. 



The Rev. William R. 
Anderson, Presbytery 
Executive, presided at 
the Installation and Or- 
dination service on Oct. 
26, 1980. Many friends 
and presbytery pastors 
gathered for the Sunday 
afternoon service. 





The sanctuary and educational building for Hayesville Church is located in a beautiful moun- 
tain setting nestled in a friendly village in western North Carolina. 



WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH 

By Marion Beegle 
Last month, the OUR 
MOUNTAIN WORK! 
came out early so my| 
regular article was writ- 
ten by the Reverend Bill| 
Anderson. I was as sur- 
prised as the rest of youl 
to learn of the birthday! 
objective. Ann Renegar 

will be going to Atlanta in February for a brief- 
ing session and will be available for birthday 
helpshops after that. 

For those of us who attended the "Forum 
on Roles of Women in the 80's", at Trinity 
Church in Hendersonville, October 31 & 
November 1, much was learned through the 
fresh and exciting views brought to us from the 
well-informed leaders. As participants, we 
shared numerous ideas concerning the areas 
God calls us to serve. As we shared our 
thoughts, it became evident that while we may 
choose different means for furthering the work 
of God's kingdom, we are all very much alike 
in our dedication to that task! Many Thanks, 
to the Trinity women for such warm and 
gracious hospitality and to the Reverend Al 
Kissling for his help in getting it all together. 

Since Thanksgiving and the season of 
Christmas always seem to bring to mind our 
many blessings, it seems so appropriate to take 
time out to consider where God is asking us to 
be and to be grateful for the opportunities he 
gives us to participate in the things he is doing 
in the world. God calls us to do what we are 
best able to do and he knows this better than 
we. He will supply all our needs as we fill those 
places intended for us. I am truly grateful for 
the ones of you that I have had the privilege to 
know and work with and for the many of you 
that I only see the results of your labors. The 
refugee families, hospital work, the poor and 
homeless, I could go on for much more 
because I see how you labor for God, and 1 
know you are just where he wants you to be. 

I am excited about all the areas where 
women can bring their own unique contribu- 
tion, especially in the service we can render to 
one another and the community around us as 
we seek to truly care for and understand one 
another. May your hearts and homes be filled 
with Love, Joy, and Peace as we celebrate the 
Birth of Our Saviour. 



Christmas cont'd from page 1 

Adults will have a supper on December 9, and 
the Lighting of the Christmas Tree along with 
a congregational supper will be held December 
10. Special music will be presented December 
14 by Ellen Jenkins, soprano, and William 
Smyth, organist — a program of sacred and 
traditional Christmas music. The children will 
celebrate Christ's birthday December 15 and 
the Seniors will participate at the Christmas 
Eve Candlelight Service. Members will be tak- 
ing baskets, poinsettias, and giving "parties" 
for the shut-ins. 

Weaverville Church Youth Players 
presented "IF" at the Family Night Supper 
Wednesday evening December 10. The MOC 
are treating their ladies Tuesday evening, 
December 16, to a gourmet dinner in celebra- 
tion of the Joy Gift. Christmas vespers and a 
candlelight communion service will end with 
neighborhood caroling on December 21. 
Christmas Eve services will be at 7:00 p.m. 



December 1980 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



YOUTH .... 

SEVENTEENTH 

ANNUAL 
GATLINBURG 

MISSION 
CONFERENCE 

February 6-8, 1981 

sponsored by 

ASHEVILLE Presbytery & Holston 

Presbytery 

Speakers: 

Dr. Allen Gordon 

PCUS Missionary to Brazil 

Special assignment last year to Thailand 

Reverend Ben Mathes 

Medical Benevolence Foundation 
Former Prison Chaplain 

Reverend David Chadwick 

Pastor, Forrest Hill Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, North Carolina 
Former UNC and Professional Basketball 
Player 

Ask your PASTOR or youth worker. . 

Contact: 

Reverend Joe Rightmeyer, Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton, 
Term., 37643 for further information. 



FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Bryson City, N.C. 

A special Thanksgiving program was the 
highlight of November's Family Night Supper. 
The audio-visual presentation prepared by 
Tina Hicks and assisted by her husband, 
Reverend Ken Hicks, included slides with ac- 
companying music and narration. The slide 
show illustrated the many natural wonders and 
daily aspects of our lives that we have to be 
thankful for. Everyone watched and listened in 
awe as we each realized how much we have to 
be thankful for all of the time, not just at 
Thanksgiving. 



RICEVILLE 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 

The young people of Riceville Church con- 
ducted the morning worship service on 
November 23. A special Thanksgiving message 
was given through song, scripture, and the 
presentation of "The First Thanksgiving." 
Gifts of food were brought to the alter by the 
congregation to be taken to the needy by the 
young people. Through the leading of the 
children, the congregation was brought 
together into a thankful, joyous Christian 
family. 

Mr. Tip Sawyer assisted with the service. 
Youth leaders are Mrs. Judy Morris and Mrs. 
Judy Silver. 




* CHURCHES 


INVOLVED 


IN THE MISSIONARY SALARY SUPPORT PROGRAM 










ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




».,„„„„,,„. 






as of 11/17/80 




Church 






MISSIONARIES 


AMOUNT 


Arden Church, Arden> N. 


C. 




Mr. & Mrs. Merrill Grubbs, Korea 


$ 450.00 


Asheville First Church 
Asheville, N. C. 






Mr. 8 Mrs. Olin Coleman, Brazil 

Rev. 8. Mrs. David Ross, Korea 
(no longer active) 


1000.00 


Black Mountain Church, 


Blk 
Chui 


Mtn, ' 


Rev. 8 Mrs. Donald Williams, Brazil 


1600.00 


Brevard-Davidson River 
Brevard t n. C. 


c L fi 


Mr. 8 Mrs. Olin Coleman, Brazil 
Rev. 8 Mrs. w. P. Baldwin, Japan 


3600.00 
3600.00 


Bryson City Church 
Bryson City, N. C. 






Ms. Evelyn Colvin, Taiwan 
(no longer active) 


450.00 


Canton Church, 
Canton, NC 






Rev. 8 Mrs. Charles Alexander 
Brazil 


1000.00 


Frankl in Church 
Franklin, N. C. 






Mr. 8 Mrs. J. Olin Coleman, Brazil 


500.00 


Grace Covenant Church 
Asheville, N. C. 






Mr. 8 Mrs. J. Olin Coleman, Brazil 


450.00 


First Church 
Hendersonville, N. C. 






Mr. 8 Mrs. Merrill Grubbs, Korea 
Mr. 8 Mrs. J. Olin Coleman, Brazil 
Rev. 8 Mrs. Robert Armistead, Ecuador 


2200.00 
2200.00 
2200.00 


Malvern Hills Church 
Asheville, N. C. 






Mr. 8 Mrs. Olin Coleman, Brazil 

Dr. Cora Wayland, Korea (no longer acti 


800.00 
ve) 800.00 


Montreat Church 
Montreat, N. C. 






Rev. 8 Mrs. R. Robinson, Korea 
Rev. 8 Mrs. John Somerville, Korea 


550.00 
500.00 


Oak Forest Church 
Asheville, N. C. 






Dr. 8 Mrs. Paul Alexander, Taiwan 
Mr. 8 Mrs. H. H. Sisk, Brazil 


1550.00 
600.00 


Riceville Church 
Asheville, N. C. 






Rev. Charles Evans, Zaire 


1200.00 


First Church 

Swannanoa, N. C. 






Rev. 8 Mrs. John Somerville, Korea 


1200.00 


Trinity Church 
Hendersonville, N. C. 






Rev. 8 Mrs. Walter Baldwin, Japan 


1500.00 


Waynesville Church 
Waynesville, N. C. 






Rev. 8 Mrs. John Ellington, Zaire 


600.00 


First Church 
Weaverville, N. C. 






Mr. 8 Mrs. J. Olin Coleman, Brazil 
Ms. Cora Wayland, Taiwan 
(no longer active) 


1200.00 
1200.00 


*This list was furnishec 
at GAMB. 


by 


Miss 


Ann Broom of the Missionary Itineration P 


-ogram 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office, Editor 40 
Church Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone (704) 258 8143 



MILLS RIVER 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Horse Shoe, N.C. 

On Thanksgiving morning, Reverend Ed- 
ward Renegar preached a wonderful sermon 
on God's Gifts to Us. He showed these gifts to 
be: 

1 . The authority or right to come to Jesus. 
John 1:12 

2. The power or ability to come to Jesus. 
John 6:65 

3. Eternal life through Jesus. John 10:28 

4. The Holy Spirit. John 14:16 

5. The Word of God. John 17:14 

6. The peace of God. John 14:27 

7. A new commandment. John 13:34 

8. Eternal glory. John 17:22 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Swannanoa, N.C. 

Our Halloween Party was most suc- 
cessful — about 80 young people and adults in 
costume came for games and refreshments in 
the church fellowship hall. A group of some 20 
of our youth are enjoying an 8-week program 
of bowling every Friday afternoon; their scores 
are getting better every week! Sixteen from 
Swannanoa attended the Junior High Retreat 
held November 15. 

The Men of the Church have reorganized 
and are meeting on Wednesday evenings for 
prayer and Bible study. They have invited the 
WOC to be their guests for dinner at the 
Sheraton, December 3 — with invitation en- 
thusiastically accepted! We look forward to 
having Rick Sawyer, a missionary to Spain, to 
speak at the Men's meeting. 

HIGHLANDS 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Highlands, N.C. 

Sunday, November 2, our guest speaker was 
Ezekiel Martinez. . .we always look forward to 
having Zeke here to tell us a little bit about the 
work he and his wife, Laura, and many others 
are doing in South America. 

OFFICERS RETREAT — Plans are under- 
way for the 1981 Officers Retreat which will be 
held at Look-Up Lodge in Travelers Rest, S.C. 
on January 23 and 24th. The theme is Motiva- 
tion and Ministry. Topics to be included under 
this heading will be — Called to Minister, 
Motivation of Volunteer persons, Personal 
Preparation, and Your First Ministry the 
Home. The seminars will be led by Reverend 
Johnson and Reverend Max Rice of Look-Up 
Lodge. 

The Session has purchased a church van. 
With the growing list of activities, they felt it 
appropriate at this time to obtain a vehicle that 
will enable us to take groups of people together 
in one vehicle to hold down transportation 
costs. It is intended to be used for Sunday 
School class trips, youth trips, adult activities, 
day care, and other needs. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December 1980 



41* mortal (fttftB 

Bartels, Dr. Kenneth, Hendersonville — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Keith, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Mr. & 
Mrs. Clarence Egeler, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. 
James H. McDuffie, Mr. & Mrs. J.F. McLeod, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry L. Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. John Jones, Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Rouse 

Bias, Mr. Henry, Asheville — The Riceville Presbyterian Chruch, 
Asheville. 

Blankenship, Mr. Charles, Johnson City, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. 
Russell, Brevard 

Bradley, Ellie, Brevard — Circle #2 of Brevard Davidson River 
Church, Brevard. 

Brinlnall, Mrs. Philip E., Bryson City— Mrs. Cecil Plott, Eudora H. 
Gunn, Adult Sunday School Class, Circle #1, Circle #2 of Bryson 
City Presbyterian Church, Fannie & Mary Nell Leatherwood, Mag- 
gie S. Crisp, Max Anders, Vernon & Evelyn McHan, Mrs. Esther 
M. Ferguson, Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth Hicks. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Boys, 
Bryson City. Anne & Jim Jondrow, Reston, VA. Steve & Margaret 
Richmond, Mr. & Mrs. George Beck, Cherokee. Mary Tucker, 
Rachel & Jane, East Point, GA. Thelma S. Stephenson, Columbia, 
SC. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Seawright, Bethesda, MD. Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert Claxton, Whittier. Mr. & Mrs. P.K. Ferree, Cherokee. 

Brooks, Mr. Charles, Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Felkel, 
Leicester 

Brown, Miss Mildred, Salisbury — Miss Nell Harden, Asheville 

Buchanan, Mr. Alfred W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Walter Alexander, 
Helen R. Gray, Mr. & Mrs. A.G. Kiser, Perry M. Alexander Con- 
struction Co., Mrs. Stanley Capps & David, Mr. & Mrs. John Yer- 
mack, Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Robinson, Asheville 

Burleson, Mr. Oliver, Fairvievv, NC — Mrs. M.B. Taylor, Asheville. 

Campbell, David Andrew, Brevard — Ada H. Allison & Mary A. 
Johnson, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Gaines, Mrs. Frances 
Ferrell, Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Russell, Circle #2 of Brevard- 
Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Brevard. 

Cook, Mr. Charles S., Brevard — Mary A. Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 
Sharyn & Buddy Ingram, Brevard. 

Corn, Mr. Roy W., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. H.M. Lance, 
Mountain Home. 

Currie, Mrs. Gay, Montreat — Women of the Montreat Presbyterian 
Church, Montreat. 

Drysdale, Mrs. Edna, Hendersonville — Dean & Donald Keith, Mr. & 
Mrs. C.R. Rouse, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Allene Harber- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. L.H. Parmele, Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert Crane, Lucille Wilson, Elizabeth M. Barton, Mr. & 
Mrs. R.C. Mehaffey, Mrs. Roy H. Martin, Mrs. Murray A. Coon, 
Bill & Alvira Maxwell, Mr. & Mrs. R. Kay Orr, Hendersonville. 
C.C. & Sarah Oates, Dana. Helen Duncan, Etowah. Mrs. L.H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

Eskridge, Poe Winston, Jr. — Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, Asheville 

Feagin, Mrs. E.L., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. J.F. McLeod, Jr., 
Hendersonville. 

Gaines, Tracy J., Inman, SC — Mr. & Mrs. V.D. Gaines, Brevard 

Geldert, Mrs. Marv, Hendersonville — Dean Keith, Hendersonville 

Gossett, Mr. L.A., Hendersonville— W. A. Franklin, Mr. Clifford C. 
Clifton, Mr. & Mrs. D.W. Johnson, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. L.H. Parmele, Mr. & 
Mrs. A.W. Childs, Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville. 

Griffin, John Houston, Gretna, LA — Mr. & Mrs. KB. Hysong, 
Hendersonville 

Hanell, Mr. Harry, Hendersonville — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mr. 
& Mrs. Clarence Egeler, Hendersonville. 

Haynes, Emma — Mr. & Mrs. E^A. Jusczyk, Asheville. 

Henry, Carroll M., Harrisonburg, VA — Men's Bible Class of First 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Hensley, Robert — Ted & Viola Dillingham, Asheville. 

Holdefer, Mr. Joseph L., Sioux City, Iowa— Mr. Clifford C. Clifton, 
Hendersonville. 

Honeywell, Mr. Charles, Carmel, CA — Mrs. LB. McDonald, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Johnson, Carrie Edna, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Matthews, 
Asheville. 

Lanford, Hubert J., Asheville — Land of Sky Chapter, Painting & 
Decorating Contractors of America, Asheville. 

Ledford, Mr. Harold, Franklin — Bryant McClure, Morrison Pres- 
byterian Church, Franklin. 

Lowry, Mr. George Lewis, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Mack Arnette, Mr. 
& Mrs. Bob Merrill, John H. Tarr, Elephant's Trunk Shop, Miss 
Olive Crosswell, Mrs. W.L. Hayes, Mrs. Marguerite A. Fortune, 
Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, Adult Class #2 of Westminster 
Church, Asheville. Kalhy W. Alexander, Louis Shirer, Priscilla V. 
Jennings, Steve Branyon, Pam Foxworth, Beth McElwee, Mat- 
thews, NC. Mr. & Mrs. L.H. Kort, Fletcher. Mrs. Erich 
Thierfelder, Asheville. Employees of Winthrop College, Rock Hill, 
SC. Miss Elizabeth McManus, Asheville. 

Lyles, Mrs. Elsa R., Jacksonville, FLA— Miss Olive Croswell, 
Asheville. 

MacDonald, Dr. M.A., Easley, SC— Mr. & Mrs. Lewis C. Tucker, 
Dallas, TX. 

Massey, Miss Frances, Rock Hill, SC— W.C. Hicklin, Arden, NC. 

McLean, Mrs. W.D., Asheville— Mrs. Carl J. Feuchtinger, Winnie D. 
Chapman, Mrs. R.M. Reusing, Mrs. Hannah C. Thies, Mrs. Albert 
Barnett, Mrs. Kate J. Mease, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Tvedt, 
Florence 1. Ryan, The Woman's Club of Asheville, Asheville, NC. 

McMahan, Ruby-Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Ar- 
thur B. Painter, Martin & Alyce Cunningham, Sylva. 

McNary, Mrs. Emma, Asheville— Dr. Ira P. Baumgartner, Asheville. 

Mickle, Russell Sanders, Columbia, SC— Dr. & Mrs. Eugene R. 
Harpe, Waynesville. 

Miller, Fonda — Mattie Lou Dean, Asheville. 

Miller, Mr. William E., Salem, Ohio— Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 
Hendersonville. 

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mation is given in blanks above) Telephone: (704)258-8143. 



Mims, Mrs. Bessie, Albany, GA— Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Carpenter, 
Brevard. 

Moore, Mrs. Melba, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Elpel, Jr., Asheville 

Nelson, Dr. Ralph M., Asheville — Mrs. C.V. Clayton, Miss Olive 
Croswell, Mrs. CM. Fortune, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Hexie 
McDonnold, Atlanta, Ga. 

Nichols, Mrs. Herman G., Asheville — Children's Welfare League, 
Mrs. E. Bretney Smith, Asheville. 

Pace, Eslelle, Saluda — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin Williams, Hendersonville. 

Pace, Mrs. Maud, Saluda— Dr. & Mrs. Corbin Williams, Henderson- 
ville. 

Pace, Mr. T. Aiken, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin Williams, 
Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Mr. & 
Mrs. C.R. Rouse, Allene Harberson, Mr. Donald B. Keith, 
Hendersonville. Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Dobson, Asheville. C.C. & 
Sara Oates, Dana. 

Palen, Mr. Richard, Jr., Atlanta, GA— Mr. & Mrs. G.E. Rolland, 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hicks, Mrs. Lillian Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. F.E. 
Shull, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, Lake Junaluska. 

Parks, Carlton L., Asheville — Mary Jane Pegram, Mrs. J.C. Neemes, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Beach, Jr., Georgetown, SC. Juanila& 
Bill Van Tilburg, Jayne & Jess Harwell, Franklin Park, 111. 
Lifetime Foam Products, Franklin Park, ill. Donald L. Davis, 
Carnegie, PA. 

Patterson, Margaret S., Black Mountain — Mr. & Mrs. Clyde M. 
Guest, Asheville. Margaret Dillingham, Barnardsville. 

Phillips, Mr. Arnold, Asheville — Mrs. Cecil Plott, Eudora H. Gunn, 
Circle tt\, Bryson City Presbyterian Church, Bryson City. Men's 
Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, Jesse & Marie Ledbetter, 
Mrs. Don Renfro, Asheville. ' 

Raulston, Mr. Kenneth, Knoxville, TN — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Gaines, 
Brevard. 

Renfrow, Mr. Charles E., Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Bar- 
ber, Hendersonville. 

Renfro, Mr. Don, Asheville — Helen R. Gray, Irene & Brooks Ray, 
Col. USA Ret. Lee W. Haney, James M. & Carolyn G. Cod- 
dington, Don & Donna Anderson, Gloria Coddington Woodson, 
Mr. & Mrs. George Spears, Mazie & Vetram Woodrow, Pauline, 
Robert & Ruby, Sandra & Charlie, Jane & Larry and Mathie, Mr. 
& Mrs. George William, Mr. & Mrs. B.C. Dalton, Mrs. Estelle 
Rogers, Miss Lucy Davis, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. W.E. Vaughan, 
Greenville, SC. Mr. & Mrs. R.B. Giles, Raeford, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 
James G. Wood, Raeford, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Tony E. Bass, Fayette- 
ville. Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, Miss 
Elizabeth C. McCutchen, Edna Scoggins. Mrs. Arnold Phillips, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Francis R. Hayes, Fletcher. Geneva H. 
Rogers, The Arthur Phillips family, Burnsville. 

Rich, Dr. D. Frank, Asheville— Sue S. Lyday, Dr. & Mrs. Mitchell 
Hatchett, Asheville. Deen & Ken Robbins, Middletown, Conn. The 
Department of Child Psychiatry of the Institute of Living, Hart- 
ford, Conn. Dr. & Mrs. Robert Zavod, Haddam, Conn. 

Rodgers, John T., Asheville — Dorothy 1. Kiser, Frank C. Kiser, 
Arthur G. Kiser, R. Glenn & Kalherine Snipes, Catherine & Charles 
Holmes, Asheville. John R. Kise, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Runnion, Fletcher. 

Scardefield, Mrs. T.E., Orlando, FLA— Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 
Hendersonville. 

Sloan, Mrs. Louise — Women of Montreat Presbyterian Church, 
Montreat. 

Souther, Harvey, Mr., Brevard — Mildred & Lydia Reese, Henderson- 
ville. 

Stamey, Mrs. Grace Albright, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. 
Hall, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Judd and Family, Ida Jean Brown, 
Adult Sunday School of First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Stevens, Morris, Asheville — Col. & Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Ashe- 
ville. 

Syrett, Mrs. Levenie — Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church 
Asheville. 

Swift, Mr. Charles H., Asheville — Mrs. John P. Eaker, Highland 
Park, 111. 

Thompson, Mr. Gasaway, Forest City, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Thompson, Holt & Roberta — Katherine Thompson Cushing, Burlin- 
game, Ca. 

Tickle, Mrs. John C— Mr. & Mrs. Rayburn H. Dean, Mrs. W.W. 
Mynatt, Dr. & Mrs. Pearce Roberts, Jr., Asheville. 

Trammel, Mr. Charles, Belle Glade, FLA— Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Bar- 
ber, Hendersonville. 

Tyler, Mrs. D.A., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, 
Hendersonville. 

Tyner, Miss Nan — Mrs. Esther M. Ferguson, Bryson City. 

Webster, Miss Mama. Terra Alta, W. Va. — Aunl Lillian Boineau, 
Augusta, GA. 

Wigfield, Miss Ora, Asheville— Circle #2, Women of the Wesl Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Wilkerson, Mr. Ralph, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Howard Runnion, 
Fletcher. 

Worley, Mr. Charles, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Keith, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Worley, Mr. George — Jack C. McCracken & Family, Waynesville. 

Wright, Mrs. Edna. Hendersonville — Mrs. Curlis Pardee, Henderson- 
ville. Dr. Charles Jones, Penrose, NC. 



THANKSGIVING MEMORIAL 

In Memory of Mrs. Jenny B. Perry, Mother of Jane Hildcbrand. 
Asheville. by Jane Hildcbrand. 



LIVING CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL 

Honoring Mrs. Candler Morgan, Asheville— from lorn & Lou 
Wynne, Asheville. 



CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS 

HONORING 

Mr. W. Montgomery Kimball (1976) Hendersonville 
Captain & Mrs. Louis Ronquillo, New Orleans, LA 
Mr. & Mrs. Larl Talc, Canton, NC 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
t YOUR CALENDAR 




December 25, 1980 — "Happy Birthday Jesus" 
December 26, 1980 — Asheville Presbytery Office closed — holi- 
day 

Januarv 6. 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

Januarv 8, 1981 — Christian Education Executive Meeting — 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
Januarv 8, 1981 — CRV Executive Meeting — S&W Cafeteria, 
Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 

Januarv 12, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting — S&W Cafeteria, 
Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 

Januarv 15, 1981 — Synod Higher Education Meeting — 
Raleigh, N.C. 

January 22, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 
Meeting — Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, N.C. 6:00 p.m. 
January 25-28, 1981 — National Association of Evangelicals, 
Washington, D.C. 

January 27, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting — Malvern 
Hills Presbyterian Church, host, 9:00 a.m. registration 
February 26, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 
Meeting — Presbyterian Home. Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
March 2-3, 1981 — Executive's Meeting — Mecklenburg hosl, 
Charlotte, NC 

March 17, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

March 17, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee Meeting — 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
March 19, 1981 — Christian Education Executive Meeting — 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
March 19, 1981 — C.R.V. Executive Meeting — S&W Cafeteria, 
Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 

March 26, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 
Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
March 30, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, 
Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 

April 14, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, Andrews 
Presbyterian Church, host, Andrews, NC, registralion 9:00 
o'clock. 

April 23, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 
Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
May 28, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board Meeting, 
Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
June 2-3, 1981 — Synod of N.C. Meeting, Montreal, NC 
June 8-9, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, Fayetteville, NC 
June 16, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

June 16, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 

June 18, 1981 — Christian Education Executive Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

June 18, 1981 — C.R.V. Executive Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, 
Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 

June 25, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 
Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
June 30, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville 
Mall, 12:00 NOON 

July 14, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, Murphy 
Presbyterian Church, host, Murphy, NC, 9:00 o'clock registra- 
tion 

July 23, 1981 — Presbylerian Home for Children Board Meeting, 
Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
August 24-25, 1981 — Executives' Meeting, Wilmington, NC 
August 27, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 
Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
September 15, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

September 15, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee Meeting, 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
September 17, 1981 — Christian Education Committee Meeting, 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
September 17, 1981 — C.R.V. Executive Commillee Meeting, 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 
September 24, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 
Meeting, Presbylerian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
September 29, 1981 — Moderator's Meeling, S&W Cafeteria, 
Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 

October 13, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, Highlands 
Presbyterian Church, hosl. Highlands, NC, 9:00o'clock registra- 
tion 

October 22, 1981 — Presbyterian Home lor Children Board 
Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
November 16-17, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, Synod is host, 
Raleigh, NC 

November 19, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 
Meeling, Presbylerian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 



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Vol.LXXXIV 



No. 1 



Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Childrens Home January, 1981 



PRESBYTERY MEETS January 27 



New Pastors Examined for Ordination 



Paul Spaulding Smith was 
born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and 
though he spent the first five 
years of his life in various 
places, he calls North Carolina 
home. His parents moved to 
Banner Elk, N.C. in 1959 
where his father is still practic- 
ing Internal Medicine. Paul is 
the oldest of six children. 

Paul accepted the Lord at 
the age of nine. His commit- 
ment to Christ was strengthen- 
ed over the years by his 




Paul Spaulding Smith 



participation in Boy Scouts, where he became an Eagle Scout and 
received his God and Country Award. 

At the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, he received a 
degree in Chemistry. Shortly after graduation from college, while 
flat on his back following a knee operation, Paul felt "the call" into 
the ministry. He tested that feeling by relating to and serving people 
as a respiratory therapist at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Banner 
Elk for a year. After working another year in Los Angeles, he 
entered Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston as a full- 
time student. 

Pdul lias been involved in many aspects of ilie church as teacher, 
deacon, youth advisor, co-founder and advisor to the Lees McRae 

cont'd on page 2 

Weaverville Presbyterian 
Gives Candidate Scholarship 

The First Presbyterian Church of 
Weaverville, N.C. has awarded three 
scholarships for 1980 to Asheville 
Presbytery's Candidate for the ministry, 
Mr. William Douglas Hall. Bill is a student 
at Erskine Theological Seminary. He will 
graduate in 1981. Bill and his wife, Evelyn, 
and their three children were formerly at 
Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta 
where he completed his Greek studies. He 
received an Associate of Science Degree William Douglas Hall 
from Montreat Anderson College and his Bachelor's Degree from 
the University of N.C. — Asheville. Mr. Hall's home church is the 
Brittains Cove Presbyterian Church and he is under the care of that 
session as a candidate in Asheville Presbytery for the gospel ministry. 
Mr. Hall presently serves Brittains Cove church as their student 
pastor and preaches there every Sunday. Under his leadership, the 
church has more than doubled in size and the benevolent giving has 

cont'd on page 2 




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John McKnight Warren, Jr. was born 
and raised of Christian parents in Miami, 
Florida. He attended public schools 
through the ninth grade and was graduated 
from Miami Christian High School. Under 
the able ministries of the Reverend Daniel 
Iverson and the Reverend J. Wayte Fulton, 
Jr., John attended the Shenandoah Presby- 
terian Church in Miami. During high school 
and college, John was active in sports, 
church youth activities, scouts, and choir. John McKnight Warren, Ji. 

John attended Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi earning 
his B.A., majoring in English and Bible with a minor in Philosophy. 
At the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, John earn- 
ed his M.Ed., majoring in Educational Administration. Working in 
Evaluation and Statistics, John did additional graduate work at the 
University of S.C. Being led of the Lord, John left the University of 
S.C. to attend the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss. 
There he recently earned'his M. Divinity degree. 

John's work experience includes hospital administration, scout 
work, Junior High math teacher, primary elementary principal, 
federal project director, and sales. While in S.C. John was Evalua- 
tion Consultant with the California Test Bureau and liason with the 
State Department of Education, Office of Research. John has, also, 
had varied experience in churches across the South working as Direc- 
tor of Christian Education, Assistant to the Pastor, Adult and Youth 
Sunday School teacher, Communicant's Class teacher, and choir 
member. He served as Student Pastor of the Ruth Memorial Presby- 
terian Church in Poplarville, Miss. South Mississippi Presbytery ap- 
proved his term of service at that church, along with Congaree Pres- 
bytery, where John was a Candidate. He has been serving in the Stu- 
dent Pastorate since June of 1979. John served as deacon in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Canton, Miss, and also at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C. During his seminary studies, 
the First Church of Columbia was his sponsoring church. 

John is married to the former Mary Beth Owens of Sumrall, 
Mississippi and they have two children— Mary Lydia, age 8 and John 
Howard, age 5. Both John and Mary Beth look with great anticipa- 
tion to serving the Lord at the First Presbyterian Church in Weaver- 
ville. 



Synod Executive Jansen 
Appointed By Governor Hunt 

Mr. V. Robert Jansen, General 
Secretary of the Synod of North 
Carolina and long-time friend of Mr. 
Jim Hunt, has been called by the 
Governor to serve as a Special Assis- 
tant. 

Jansen has been senior in length of 
service among the seven PCUS Synod 
Executives since January 1978; he is 
also senior in length of service among 
the eight judicatory executives in the 
Synod of North Carolina. Called to 
the North Carolina position in May 
1971, his present term is scheduled to 
expire June 30, 1982. v - Robert Jansen 

"The last ten years have been an exciting time to serve as an ad- 
ministrator in the Presbyterian Church in North Carolina," Jansen 
said. "Polly and I are grateful for this opportunity and we take pride 
in the accomplishments during this administration. We feel that this 
is the appropriate time in the program cycle of the Synod to make a 
transition to new staff leadership." cont'd on page 3 




Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January 1981 



Presbytery Sends Leadership 





The Reverend 
W. Claude Godwin 



Asheville Presbytery in North Carolina sent a 
delegation to the Presbyterian Center in Atlanta 
last November, to express "concern and thankful- 
ness" for the ministry of the Mission Board staff 
there, and "to communicate the presbytery's 
desire to be mutually helpful. "Pictured here with 
Presbyterian News Director Marj Carpenter and 
Survey Editor Bill Lamkin are the members of the 
delegation (from left): Asheville's executive 

Synod Communicator 
Godwin 

Visits Asheville Presbytery 

The Reverend W. 
Claude Godwin, Jr., 
recently appointed 
Synod Communi- 
cator by the General 
Assembly Mission 
Board visited Ashe- 
ville Presbyery Of- 
fice, Thursday, January 8. Mr. Godwin at- 
tended the Executive meetings of the Christian 
Education Committee and the Church Related 
Vocations Committee that evening. 

Godwin stated, ". . .among my numerous 
goals is the desire to attend at least two 
meetings of each Presbytery in the region in 
1981 and to build and maintain personal rela- 
tionships with the Presbytery staffs and other 
key persons in the region. . ." Godwin was 
formerly pastor of Trinity Church in Raleigh. 
The executive serves as a liaision between the 
Mission Board and the Synod. 



Smith 

cont'd from page 1 

College Christian Fellowship. While in the 
seminary, he developed a successful coffee- 
hour ministry, preached, and counseled in an 
urban area of Boston. In his last year at Gor- 
don Conwell, Paul was a field education ad- 
visor for students involved in Boston area 
ministries. 

Paul is married to Serena Kirpatrick Fitz 
Randolph. Serena is an architect and an in- 
terior designer and is a practicing architect in 
Hendersonville. Among her many 
achievements, she has been President of the 
School of Architecture at Tulane University 
and was named one of the "Top Ten College 
Girls in the U.S." by Glamour Magazine in 
1974. 

Paul was called by the First Presbyterian 
Church of Hendersonville in October and has 
been serving as "Associate to the Minister" 
until his ordination in February. Paul and 
Serena are very excited about the ministry in 
Hendersonville where their first concern is to 
work with the growing young adult ministry. 



secretary, the Rev. William R. Anderson; 
Carpenter; Donald C. McKenzie, executive direc- 
tor of the Presbyterian Home for Children in 
Black Mountain; the Rev. Woodland Johnson, 
pastor of Highlands First Church; Lamkin; the 
Rev. Robert Henderson, pastor of First Church in 
Hendersonville; and the Rev. Hugh L. Eichel- 
berger Jr., pastor of Grace Covenant Church in 
Asheville. 

Men Of 
The Church 

Get Organized In 
Presbytery Work 

A special Ad Hoc group of ministers and 
elders met at Asheville Presbytery Office, 
January 13, with Men of the Church President 
and Ruling Elder Mr. L.H. Adams. Adams, a 
member of the Oak Forest Men's Group, was 
elected at the October meeting to serve as 
leader of this work in the Presbytery. Vice 
President of the MOC is Paul Tyndall, a 
deacon at Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, 
and treasurer is Mr. Sonny Gaston. Other 
members of the Ad Hoc Group included the 
Reverend Gordon Gartrell, pastor of 
Hayesville Presbyterian Church; the Reverend 
Larry Wilson, pastor of Murphy Presbyterian 
Church; Mr. Russell Rinehart, Ruling Elder 
from Hayesville Presbyterian Church; the 
Reverend Wayne Davis, pastor of Andrews 
Presbyterian Church; the Reverend Jerry 
Robinson, Chairman of the Commission on 
The Minister and pastor of Brevard Davidson 
River Presybterian Church; William R. Ander- 
son, Asheville Presbytery's Executive 
Secretary, and Mr. Donald McKenzie, Direc- 
tor of the Presbyterian Home for Children and 
Ruling Elder of Swannanoa Presbyterian 
Church. 

After exploring tentative goals and plans for 
1981, the group has set May 21, 1 98 1 , as a date 
for the Men's Spring Rally and October 15, 
1981, as the date for their Fall Rally. The Fall 
Rally is due to take place at the Presbyterian 
Home. The men and their guests will enjoy 
"homemade" barbecue by gourmet restau- 
ranteur Gus Kooles, an Elder of the Oak 
Forest Presbyterian Church and owner of the 
Barbecue Inn in Asheville. The Spring meeting 
is tentatively planned to meet in a recreational 
area and will feature a "special" meal and 
fellowship for the men. Additional planning 
meetings are planned in early February. The 
Executive group of the MOC will prepare their 
own publicity and set goals. President Adams 
noted that part of their plan includes visiting 
each Men's Group at the individual churches 
in Asheville Presbytery during 1981. More to 
come on this — in publicity distributed by this 
layman's group. 




WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH 

The Winter Coun- 
cil meeting of the 
Women of the 
Church of Asheville 
Presbytery met at 
Black Mountain 
Church on Saturday, 
January 10. There 
were some of the local Presidents attending 
this meeting also and much time was spent in 
planning for the coming year. A great deal of 
discussion centered around gearing our meet- 
ings to fill actual needs here in our presbytery. 

Some of the decisions made are: To again 
have a one day Training Day instead of the 
four district meetings, but using the evalua- 
tions made from last year to allow more time 
for the individual workshops. Also the 
possibility of giving some time to the districts 
to meet together is being considered. This will 
require more time to finalize. A committee has 
been appointed to consider this. The Fall 
Retreat was discussed and a committee ap- 
pointed to study the feasibility of having one, 
or perhaps having smaller ones in each district. 
This also will require some time to arrive at a 
conclusion. 

It was agreed that this year we would have a 
one day Annual Meeting. This, in view of good 
stewardship of time as well as gas, was con- 
sidered a worthwhile thing to attempt. Malvern 
Hills has agreed and the date has been changed 
to Saturday, April 4th. Please mark this on 
your calendar and begin planning to attend. 
We will adjourn with lunch giving the working 
women at least half of the day at home with 
their family. Many of you have voiced this opi- 
nion and we are hopeful that it will allow more 
of you to attend! 

We felt that a great deal was accomplished in 
this meeting and a delightful time was had with 
the ladies from Black Mountain. It was a 
refreshing sight to see the hot coffee and hot 
donuts as we entered on such a cold morning. 
Many thanks to the Black Mountain Church 
for allowing us to meet there and to the 
Women of the Church for making the prepara- 
tions. The only disappointment was that more 
of the local presidents could not attend. 

DEATH NOTICE 

The Reverend S. Browne Hoyt, 89 on 
November 3, passed away quietly in his sleep 
Saturday afternoon, January 24. Reverend 
Hoyt was in the Presbyterian ministry for over 
fifty years and had resided in Montreat for the 
past nineteen years. His wife, Virginia Carlisle 
Hoyt, a church musician, passed away in 1976. 

The Reverend Hoyt is survived by two sons 
— William Russell Hoyt, a professor at Berry 
College in Rome, Georgia and Samuel Browne 
Hoyt, Jr., a Presbyterian minister in McCon- 
nell, S.C. and a daughter, Miss Carlisle Hoyt 
of Montreat. Mr. Hoyt had seven grand- 
children and three great grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made 
to Montreat Anderson College and the 
Presbyterian Home for Children at Black 
Mountain. 

Candidate Scholarship from page 1 

more than tripled. Mr. Hall was awarded the 
B. Hoyt Evans Scholarship of $500, the Chris- 
tian Education Scholarship of $500, and the 
Henry B. Dendy Scholarship of $500 by the 
Session of the Weaverville Presbyterian 
Church. Candidate William Hall's grades have 
arrived for the period ending December 1980. 
He continues to maintain a 3.5 average. His 
grades of "A" in Greek and basic preaching 
predict an outstanding Bible scholar and 
preacher! Other churches in Asheville 
Presbytery are encouraged to establish scholar- 
ships for the Asheville Presbytery Candidates. 



January 1981 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESBYTERIAN 
HOME NEWS 

The children have returned from their 
Christmas vacation. They had a 
marvelous time, but were glad to get back 
and settled back into school. We all want 
to thank the churches and circles who 
made this a happy Christmas for our 
children. 

The employees of Bob Ledford Mobile 
Homes made it an extra special Christmas 
by presenting five of our younger children 
with new bicycles. This was done to honor 
Mr. Ledford. Those lucky children receiv- 
ing the bikes were: Scotty Moss, Mike 
Moss, Terry Moss, Diane Butler, and 
Kelly Butler. 

Several new children have come to join 
us over the past two months: They are 
Dawn Przybyszewski, Diane Butler, Kelly 
Butler, Mike Rich, Donald Haynes, and 
Ashley Howerton. We are glad to have 
them as part of our family. 

Keep an eye on the doings of Owen 
High's basketball team, as Mike Rich is a 
starter on Owen's undefeated and highly 
ranked team. 

On Wednesday, January 21st, we 
hosted the district meeting the Children's 
Homes Superintendents meeting. This is 
the first time we have had the opportunity 
to do so. 

January 11th the children were the 
guests of the Waynesville Presbyterian 
Church at a skating party in Waynesville. 
They certainly enjoyed this, and it may 
become a regular event. 



Stewardship 

Commpac Kits 

Available 



What is CommPac? CommPac is a program 
designed to guide local congregations toward 
securing adequate funding of planned mission. 
It is a carefully organized outline that yields 
results. CommPac works! It is a program for 
building financial commitment. CommPac 
works hard at presenting stewardship as a way 
of life. Both for the individual and the con- 
gregation, sharing financially is only a part of 
our total stewardship. CommPac recognizes 
the critical importance of involving the entire 
congregation in the commitment process. 
ComPac involves people! CommPac provides 
opportunities for many members to become in- 
volved in the process of setting goals for the 
future. CommPac is big — but simple! 

A Stewardship Training Meeting for Comm- 
Pac use in the Presbyteries is being held 
February 26 and 27 at Pate Conference Center 
on the campus of St. Andrews Presbyterian 
College. All costs for up to five persons and 
two cars, per Presbytery, will be borne by the 
Synod and Mission Board funds. Anyone in- 
terested in securing these kits and attending 
this meeting, please contact Rev. A. Pierson 
Hassell, Jr., Chairman, Ministry Group in 
Communication and Stewardship, The Synod 
of N.C., P.O. Box 10785, Raleigh, N.C. 
27605, Telephone 1-919-834-4379. 



Moderator's Ad 

Hoc Committee 

Meets ! ! 



The Moderator's Ad Hoc Committee met 
January 13, 1981, at the Asheville Presbytery 
Office. This Committee was appointed by 
Presbytery's Moderator, The Reverend John 
Healey, to deal with the Overture of the 
Brevard Davidson River Presbyterian Church 
regarding the action of the 120th General 
Assembly concerning admission of baptized 
children to the Lord's Table. 

Chairman of this committee is the Reverend 
Larry Wilson who called the meeting to order 
with prayer. The following were present: the 
Reverend Leroy Secrest of Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church, the Reverend Jerry 
Robinson of Brevard Davidson River 
Presbyterian Church, the Reverend Hugh 
Eichelberger of Grace Covenant Presbyterian 
Church, the Reverend Larry Wilson of Mur- 
phy Presbyterian Church, Ruling Elder Robert 
Hodges of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 
Ruling Elder Mrs. Janet Trostel of Canton 
Presbyterian Church, Ruling Elder Charles 
Smith of First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, 
and Ruling Elder Mrs. Russell Rinehart of 
Hayesville Presbyterian Church. 

After much discussion, the Committee 
voted, with one descenting vote, to recom- 
mend the Overture in the affirmative to the 
Called Meeting of Presbytery, February 10, 
1981, at the First Presbyterian Church of 
Waynesville, N.C. Sessions are urged to get 
their commissioners to attend this meeting. 



Jansen 

cont'd from page 1 

As general secretary, Jansen is chief ex- 
ecutive officer of Synod, and he serves as 
stated clerk, treasurer, editor of the Synod 
newspaper, and staff director. As staff direc- 
tor, he oversees about 25 professional and sup- 
port positions. Co-manager of the system is the 
coordinator of regional resourcing. That posi- 
tion has been unfilled since July 1979. 

The Coordinating Council is responsible for 
finding a replacement, and the executive com- 
mittee is charged with responsibility for the 
operation of the Office of Synod during the in- 
terim. An interim manager is expected to be 
named to supervise operation of the office un- 
til the annual meeting of the Synod next June, 
when the Council is expected to nominate a 
replacement. Asheville Presbytery's Williard 
Sessler is 1980-81 Synod Moderator and is 
chairman of this council. 

A native of Mobile, he was called to the ex- 
ecutive position from the practice of law. 
Previously, he served on the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Mountain Retreat Association, the 
Presbyterian Board of Christian Education, 
and the ad Iterim Committee on Restructure of 
the General Assembly's Boards and Agencies 
(1969-72). He also served as president of the 
Assembly Men's Council. Presently he is serv- 
ing on the General Assembly's Committee on 
Church-Wide Mission and Capital Funds 
Campaign. 

In a personal lunch-time interview, Mr. 
Jansen told OUR MOUNTAIN WORK editor, 
William R. Anderson, "I am very excited 
about my future to serve God and my 
country." Mr. Jansen's dedication and Chris- 
tian leadership to the Presbyterian churches 
will be missed. It is the prayer of Asheville 
Presbytery that God will richly bless Bob in the 
work he is undertaking. 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office. F.ditor 40 
Church Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone: (704) 258 8143 

RICEVILLE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 

December was an exciting month at the 
Riceville church. The highlight of the Family 
Night Supper on December 7 was a discussion 
about the Joy Gift by the Reverend J. 
Lawrence Ayers and a presentation of the 
"Vial of Life" program by Mrs. Billie Shope 
and Mrs. Patsy Robinson. A cantata, "The 
Joyous News of Christmas" was presented on 
December 21 with Mrs. Madeline Dillingham 
directing. The Youth gave the play, "The Lit- 
tle Flute Player" on the evening of the 21st. 
Following the play, the young people exchang- 
ed gifts and the congregation presented 
Reverend and Mrs. Ayers a "Money Tree". 
Christmas Eve the congregation shared in a 
beautiful candlelight service. The New Year 
was celebrated by the Men of the Church 
treating the congregation to a breakfast. 

During the month of December, the con- 
gregation rejoiced in receiving four new 
members, and the Women of the Church and 
the choir enjoyed a number of fellowship sup- 
pers. It has truly been a "blessed season" of 
joy, praise, and thanksgiving for the Riceville 
church. 



JUST IN CASE . . . 
you are wondering??? 

Did you just say, ". . .why isn't 

my church news ever put 

in the paper???" 

MAYBE . . . YOU . . . should 
send in some news!! 



BRYSON CITY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Bryson City, N.C. 

The monthly Wednesday night fellowship 
supper was held on December 17, 1980 in the 
Church Fellowship Hall. The youth and 
children's choirs presented a special program 
of Christmas music following the supper. 

On the evening of December 21, a group of 
church members, of all ages, went caroling 
throughout the community. Two rest homes 
were visited as well as several private homes. 
Hot chocolate and pastries awaited the group 
and were a welcomed treat after being out in 
the cold night air. 

A Christmas Eve worship service of song 
and Biblical narration was well attended. 



January 1981 

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January 1981 



M r tnnrtal (KtftB 

Barham, Mrs. — Robert & Linda Ward, Candler. 

Barlels, Dr. Kenneth G., Hendersonville— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector 
& Family, Ray & Lurine Slider, Hendersonville. 

Beaver, Edgar, Charlotte — Bryan & Ada Sheehan, Weaverville. 

Bradley, Mrs. Ellie, Franklin— Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, 
Brevard. 

Brintnall, Mrs. Lucille, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Sossamon, 
Bryson City. 

Brown, Mrs. Laura — Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Powers, Hendersonville. 

Bryson, Mr. George, Weaverville — Bryan & Ada Sheehan, Weaver- 
ville. 

Buchanan, Mr. Alfred W., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Mountney, 
Asheville. 

Cabaniss, Fred— Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Lutz, Shelby, NC 

Campbell, David, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, Brevard. 

Carroll, Mr. John, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Robert Felkel, Leicester. 

Carter, Mr. Troy — Mr. & Mrs. Herrick Smith, Gainesville, FLA. 

Connell, Mr. James A., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector & 
Family, Hendersonville. 

Cook, Mr. Charles, Brevard — Miss Margaret Wright, Spartanburg, 
SC. 

Coward, Mrs. Gertrude M., Asheville — Mrs. Florence R. Porter, 
Mrs. Gertrude Redmon, Asheville. 

Davis. Miss Margaret — Mrs. Gladys O. Wade, Black Mountain. 

Donoho, Mrs. Mary F., Asheville— Clara Gaddy, Weaverville. Mr. & 
Mrs. F.R. Donoho, D.V. Ward Construction, Inc., Neighbors of 
Mrs. Thomas Murray, Asheville. Carol Gosorn, Asheville. Don & 
Frankie McKenzie, Black Mountain. Gavle Isensee, Marshall. Bob 
& Mary Lee Grafe, Tallahasee, FLA. Bill & Sarah Steddon, 
Manitou Springs, CO. Mr. Joe A. Hern, Sr., Valdese. Mr. & Mrs. 
D.S. Murray, Mr. & Mrs. H.A. Sherrill, Atlanta, GA. 

Donohue, Mamie — Mrs. Ben Grill, Valdese, NC. 

Drysdale, Mrs. Bruce, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Bailey, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Williams, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. James 
McDuffie, Mrs. T.H. Franks, Gene & Jeanne Usher, Circle #1 of 
First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence 
H. Marston, Wiscasset, ME. Isabelle S. & Mattie Richard, 
Winston-Salem, Mrs. William E. Christian, St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Elliott, Mr. Louis V., Bryson City — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Hendersonville. 

Funk, Mr. Walter, Dunedin, FLA— Mrs. Carl Peterson, Henderson- 
ville. 

Gettys, Mr. William— Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Martin, Greenville, SC. 

Greene, Mrs. Oliver J., Tryon — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hender- 
sonville. 

Hamrick, Mrs. Gordia, Shelby— Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Lutz, Shelby. 
NC. 

Hanell, Harry, Hendersonville — Gene & Jeanne Usher, Henderson- 
ville. 

Hennemann, Claire, Brevard — Charles Muller, Mrs. Peter Eberle, 
Brevard. 

Hensley, Nadine H., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Albert S. Tweed, Sr., 
Asheville. 

Hine, Mrs. Gertrude— Mr. & Mrs. C. Sam Fox, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore 
E. Patton, Asheville. Sylvia Maynard, Steve Maynard, Arden. 

Holcombe, Garrett Obey— Mr. & Mrs. R. Ned Morris, Canton. 

Holt, Mrs. Florence, Belleau Bluffs, FLA— Mr. & Mrs. John 
Thomas, Brevard. 

Hoyle, Moody, Shelby— Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Lutz, Shelby, NC 

Hoyle, Terri, Asheville — Mrs. Jack W. Westall, Asheville. 

Horton, Mrs. Boyd B., Concord, NC— Mr. & Mrs. Ray W Lutz, 
Shelby, NC. 

Houston. Mrs. Harriette Hoyle, Charlotte— Mr & Mrs. Ray W. 
Lutz, Shelby, NC. 

Law, Mr. John, Spartanburg, SC— Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Lutz, Shelby, 
NC. 

Longenecker, Dr. Charles, Asheville — Mrs. Stuart N. Lewis, Ashe- 
ville. 

Low, Lottie Mae, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, 
Asheville. 

Lowry, Mr. G.L., Asheville— WW. Freeman, Asheville. 

MacDonald, Mrs. William, Danceboro, Maine — Mr. & Mrs Arthur 
M. Smart, Brevard. 

Manning, Janice — Ballard Appliance & Cabinet Company, Inc., 
Asheville. 

McEvilly, Billy, Slatesville, NC— Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Lutz, Shelbv, 
NC. 

McLean, Mrs. Marie, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Paul Crowder, 
Asheville. 

McMillan, Frances J. (Mrs. W.R.), Asheville— Mrs. H.B. Croswell, 
Miss Olive Crosswell, Asheville. 

Meece, Mr. Charles L. — Mr. & Mrs. D.F. Stoneback, Brevard. 

Meece, Mr. Lewis, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. E.B. Malheson, Brevard. 

Nelson, Mr. Ralph M., Asheville— Mrs. C. Robert Bell, Sr., Mr. & 
Mrs. Easton Hulme. Ethel S. Wahlenberg, Asheville, Mr. & Mrs. 
Byron C. Holzworth, Stamford, CT. 

Nickerson, Mr. Marcus III, Perrysburg, Ohio — Mrs. LB. McDonald, 
Hendersonville. 

Nichols, Mrs. Herman G., Asheville — Mrs. William F. Lewis, Mr. & 
Mrs. Philip C. Brownell. Asheville. 

Nicholas, Mrs. Virginia W., Weaverville— Dillingham Presbyterian 
Church, Barnardsville, Tom & Lou Wynne, Asheville. 

Owens, Mr. Mollis M., Sr., Cliffside, NC— Senator & Mrs. bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Pace, Mr. Aiken, Hendersonville— Dr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Bailey, Flat 
Rock. 

Parks, Mr. Carlton L., Asheville — Mrs. Virginia S. Jones, Mrs. R. 
Alexander White, Asheville. 

Patterson, Mr. K.G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Patterson, Mrs. Margaret— Henderson Oil Company, Inc., Hender- 
sonville. Swink Quality Oil Company, Rockingham, NC. Mr. & 
Mrs. Everett Gibbs, Black Mountain. Miss K. Bach, Asheville. 

Peterson, Pearl — Mr. W.A. Franklin, Mrs. T.H. Franks, Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Hendersonville. 

Memorial Gifts for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $ 



Jn Memory Of 



name of deceased 
Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday. Anniversary 
etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 
Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name 

Donor's Address 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N.C 
28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient infor 
mutton is given in blanks above) Telephone: (704J2SS-SI43. 




January 22, 198 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting — Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC 6:00 p.m. 

January 25-28, 1981 — National Association of 
Evangelicals, Washington, D.C. 
January 27, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery — 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, host, 9:00 a.m. 
registration. 

February 10, 1981 — Presbytery Meeting — 10 a.m. 
at First Presbyterian Church in Waynesville, NC 
February 26, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting — Presbyterian Home, 
Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
February 26-27 1981 — CommPac Meeting, Pate 
Conference Center, St. Andrews Presbyterian Col- 
lege. 

March 2-3, 1981 — Executive's Meeting — Mecklen- 
burg host, Charlotte, NC 

March 17, 1981 — Adm. & Prom Executive 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
March 17, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee 
Meeting — S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 
NOON 

March 19, 1981 — Christian Education Executive 
Meeting — S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 
p.m. 

March 26, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC. 6:00 p.m. 

March 30, 1981 Moderator's Meetin°, S&W 

Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON. 
April 9-11, 1981 — Face to Face, Holiday Inn 
-Airport, Roanoke, Va. Contact Presbytery Office 
or Commission on the Minister for information. 
April 14, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, An- 
drews Presbyterian Church, host, Andrews, NC, 
registration 9:00 o'clock. 

April 23, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
May 21, 1981 — MOC, Spring Rally 
May 28, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

June 2-3, 1981 — Synod of N.C. Meeting, Mon- 
treat, NC 

June 8-9, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, Fayetteville, 
NC 

June 16, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive Meeting, 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
June 18, 1981 — Christian Education Executive 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

Purcell, Mr. James S., Davidson, NC— Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Vieira, Hendersonville. 
Rich, Dr. Frank C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. John S. Mountney, 

Asheville. Carol & Pierre Passavant, Middletown, Ct. 
Roberts, Ensign Landon, Jr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. 

Patterson, Asheville. 
Rolston, Miss Stella, Miami, Fla— Mr. & Mrs. A.G. Randolph, Jr., 

Hendersonville. 
Seardefield, Mrs. Peg, Orlando, Fla— Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Rouse, 

Hendersonville. 
Secrest, Mrs. A.J., Shelby— Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Lutz, Shelby, NC. 
Segars, Beth, Camden, SC— Frank & Dorothy Heckendorn, Camden, 

SC. 
Smith, Mr. Tempel, Chicago, III — Mr. & Mrs. E.S. Schmeling, 

Asheville. 
Souther, Mr. Harvey I... Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Smart, 

Brevard. 
Spragins, Mrs. John, Balesville, Ark.— Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Lutz, 

Shelby, NC. 
Stamey, Mrs. Grace A., Waynesville — Mrs. Clara Rippetow, 

Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. D.D. Jordan, Hazelwood. Circle tt\ of 

Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
Tweed, Dora, Charlotte — Bryan & Ada Sheehan, Weaverville. 
Van Sanlen, Frank, Hendersonville — Mr. <& Mrs. Paul P. Ward, 

Hendersonville. Mrs. L.H. McKay, Flat Rock. 
Williams, Mr. Carious — Jeanne Franklin, Mountain Home. Mrs. 

L.H. McKay, Flat Rock. 
Willis, Charles Wesley, Savannah, GA— Mr. & Mrs. John E. 

Thomas, Brevard. 
Wix, Mr. J.M., Asheville— Mrs. H.A. Reister, Asheville, NC. Mr. & 

Mrs. Arnold Powell, Hendersonville. 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
YOUR CALENDAR 



June 18, 1981 — C.R.V. Executive Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 
June 23, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee, 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 Noon (This is 
a change of date) 

June 25, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

June 30, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
July 14, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, Mur- 
phy Presbyterian Church, host, Murphy, NC, 9:00 
o'clock registration 

July 23, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

August 24-25, 1981 — Executives' Meeting, Wilm- 
ington, NC 

August 27, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

September 15, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
September 15, 1981 — Mission Executive Commit- 
tee Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 
NOON. 

September 17, 1981 — Christian Education Com- 
mittee Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 
6:00 p.m. 

September 17, 1981 — C.R.V. Executive Committee 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 
September 24, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

September 29, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
October 13, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, 
Highlands Presbyterian Church, host, Highlands, 
NC, 9:00 o'clock registration 
October 15, 1981 — MOC Fall Rally, Presbyterian 
Home, Black Mountain, NC 

October 22, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

November 16-17, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, 
Synod is host, Raleigh, NC 

November 19, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

Phone Presbytery 

Office for details 

(704) 258-8143 (Jayne Patton) 



Mr. Robert F. Colwell 



IN HONOR OF 



Anonymous Gift 



CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS 
In Memory of 
Mr. N.D. Smithson, Mrs. N.D. Smithson, Mr. N.D. Smithson, Jr., 
Mr. Stanley P. Capps — by Mrs. Sara S. Capps, Asheville. 

BIRTHDAY MEMORIALS 
In Memory of 
Mr. & Mrs. Milton McNeill, Asheville.— Deceased 1972 and 1977 
Respectively. (Parents of Elizabeth McNeill Merrill), by Mr. & 
Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Asheville. 

HELP!! 

Presbyterian Home — Presbytery Office 

Needs renovations carpet & shutters 

Gift is TAX DEDUCTABLE 

(704)258-8143 

telephone - Bill Anderson or Don McKenzie 

or Mail Checks To: 

Presbyterian Office 

3rd Floor - 40 Church St. 

Asheville, NC 28801 




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Asheville Presbytery 

Elects Ruling Elder 

P.K. Ferree As 

Moderator 

At the January 27th 
meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery, Mr. Paul K. 
Ferree, a manufacturing 
executive, was elected 
Moderator. Mr. Ferree is 
owner of THE CHERO- 
KEES and he and his wife reside at High 
Qualla Farms in Cherokee, N.C. Mr. Fer- 
ree brings his vast background of skills 
and honors to this position of leadership 
to our churches of the Middle Court. 

Ferree was named to "Who's Who in 
America" in 1969 and was listed in "Per- 
sonalities of the South" in 1971. He 
serves as Chairman of the Board of Direc- 
tors of Saddlecraft, Inc. He only recently 
returned from Washington, D.C. where 
he serves on the President's Whitehouse 
Conference on Small Business. Ferree is a 

Cont'd, on p. 2 

Lren. Assembly Sends 

Anderson To 

Washington 

Attends NAE and NRB for PCUS 
Denomination 

The national Associa- 
tion of Evangelicals and 
the National Religious 
Broadcasters convened 

MB in a landmark celebra- 
tion in American 
H evangelism. Over 4,000 

persons gathered for what Christianity 
Today described as "...bringing 
evangelicals to the fore. . .". Among the 
outstanding Christian leaders and artists 
attending the four day event were Billy 
Graham, Adrian Rogers, Jerry Falwell, 

S.M. Lockerage, Bishop Lutheran, and a 

Cont'd, on p. 2 





EVENTS TO MARK ON 
YOUR CALENDAR 



February 26, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting — Presbyterian Home, 
Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
February 26-27 1981 — CommPac Meeting, Pate 
Conference Center, St. Andrews Presbyterian Col- 
lege. 

March 2-3, 1981 — Executive's Meeting — Mecklen- 
burg host, Charlotte, NC 

March 17, 1981 — Adm. & Prom Executive 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
March 17, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee 
Meeting — S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 
NOON 

March 19, 1981 — Christian Education Executive 
Meeting — S&W Cafeteria. Asheville Mall, 6:00 
p.m. 

March 26, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC. 6:00 p.m. 

March 30, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON. 
April 9-11, 1981 — Face to Face, Holiday Inn 
-Airport, Roanoke, Va. Contact Presbytery Office 
or Commission on the Minister for information. 
April 14, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, An- 
drews Presbyterian Church, host, Andrews, NC, 
registration 9:00 o'clock. 

April 23, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 
May 21. 1981 — MOC, Spring Rally 
May 28, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

June 2-3, 1981 — Synod of N.C. Meeting, Mon- 
treal NC 

June 8-9, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, Fayetteville, 
NC 



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June 16, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive Meeting, 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
June 18, 1981 — Christian Education Executive 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
June 18, 1981 — C.R.V. Executive Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 
June 23, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee, 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 Noon (This is 
a change of date) 

June 25, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

June 30, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
July 14, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, Mur- 
phy Presbyterian Church, host, Murphy, NC, 9:00 
o'clock registration 

July 23, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

August 24-25, 1981 — Executives' Meeting, Wilm- 
ington, NC 

August 27, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

September 15, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
September 15, 1981 — Mission Executive Commit- 
tee Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 
NOON. 

September 17, 1981 — Christian Education Com- 
mittee Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 
6:00 p.m. 

September 17, 1981 — C.R.V. Executive Committee 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 
September 24, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

September 29, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
October 13, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, 
Highlands Presbyterian Church, host, Highlands, 
NC, 9:00 o'clock registration 

October 15, 1981 — MOC Fall Rally, Presbyterian 
Home, Black Mountain, NC 

October 22, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

November 16-17, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, 
Synod is host, Raleigh, NC 

November 19, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

Phone Presbytery 

Office for details 

(704) 258-8143 (Jayne Patton) 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February 1981 



Memorial CSlfta 

Adams, Mrs. Junius G., Jr., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, 

Hendersonville. 
Allen, Mr. Furman, Franklin— Mr. & Mrs. Dick Stott. Franklin. 
Altman, Mrs. Edgar, Aynor, SC— Mrs. Etta T. Graham, Mr. & Mrs. 

L.A. Blair, Hendersonville. 
Barlels, Dr. K., Hendersonville— Mrs. H.E. McKinley, Henderson- 
ville. 
Bedinger, Mr. Robert D., Sequim, WA— Mr. & Mrs. James E. 

Carlton, Blairsville, GA. 
Boman, Mrs. Helen, Hendersonville— Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 

Hendersonville. 
Boom, Miss Florence, Hendersonville— Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 

Hendersonville. 
Brittain, Mrs. Ella, Horse Shoe— Carolyn Kimzey, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt 

Muerdter, Horse Shoe. 
Brown, Mrs. Claude P., Atlanta, Ga— Mr. & Mrs. John J. Jones, 

Hendersonville. 
Bryson, Mr. Fred L.— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, Sylva. 
Byas, Karen, Asheville— Mrs. Stanley P. Capps, Asheville. 
Carnes, Mr. W. Carl, Anderson, SC— Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Chappell, Mrs. Helen, Waynesville— Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harpe, Mr. 
& Mrs. Joseph Judd & Family, Dr. & Mrs. Hugh S. Daniel, Women 
of First Presbyterian Church, Circle #2 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Waynesville. 
Clark, Mrs. Hattie, Candler— Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gustafson, 

Brevard. 
Clayton, Mr. C.R., Asheville— Martin & Allyce Cunningham, Sylva. 
Cook, Mr. William E.,. Brevard— Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Daugherty, Mrs. Ora H.— Mrs. Esther M. Ferguson, Bryson City. 
Day, Mr. Thomas, Hayesville, NC— T.A. & Mary Dechman, Hayes- 

ville, NC. 
De Berry, Mrs. Estelle, Jackson, NC— Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Dob- 
son, Asheville. 
Dillingham, Mrs. Lottie, Barnardsville— Bob & Jean Dempsey, 

Asheville. 
Dockery, Mr. Cyrus E., Waynesville— Mrs. EL. Curtis, Robert L. 
Curtis, Mrs. Edith Moore and Children, Mr. & Mrs. J. Howard 
Rhea, Weaverville Baptist Chruch, Ethel B. & James E. Morris, 
Choir of First Presbyterian Church, Circle #2 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Weaverville. Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Dobson, Queen Ann 
Brown, Graham & Nancy Price, Asheville. 
Donoho, Mrs. E.A., Asheville— North Carolina Chapter #35, Tele- 
phone Pioneers of America. 
Driscoll, Mr. John E., Brevard— Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Driscoll, Mr. J.E., Brevard— Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, Brevard, 

NC. 
Drysdale, Mrs. Edna, Hendersonville— Mary Kate Anderson, Hen- 
dersonville. 
Duckett, Mrs. Johnnie Wright, Asheville— A-Shift Nylon Warping 
Dept. of American Enka Corp. Neighbors on Orchard St., Enka 
Village. Mr. & Mrs. E.S. Prince, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Kiser, Malvern 
Hills Presbyterain Church, Women of Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
Church', Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mclntyre, Candler. 
Early, Mr. Matt, Tryon— Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, Brevard 
Edwards, Louise Satterwhilc, Greenville, SC— Dr. & Mrs. E.D. 

Peasley, Asheville. 
Eskridge, Mr. Poe W., Jr., Winston-Salem— Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Esk- 

ridge, Asheville. 
Faine, James Toole, Jr., Hendersonville— Mrs. Dean H. Keith, Dr. & 

Mrs. Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 
Hill, Dr. Verne C, Brevard— Mr. & Mrs. E.B. Matheson, Brevard 
Feichter, Mr. Leopold, Waynesville— Aaron & Adora Prevost, Hazel- 
wood. 
Ferguson, Mrs. Mae M.— Mrs. Esther M. Ferguson, Bryson City. 
Gaines, Mr. Arnold, Decatur, AL— Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Gossett, Mr. L.A., Hendersonville— Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Blair, Hender- 
sonville. 
Graham, Mr. Henry B., Hendersonville— Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. 

Keith, Hendersonville. 
Heglar, Mrs. Beatrice, Canton— Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gusatafson, 

Brevard. 
Henderson, Mrs. Roynald, Flat Rock— Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 

Hendersonville. 
Hine, Mrs. Gertrude R., Asheville— Mrs. H.B. Croswell, Miss Olive 
Croswell, Mrs. Frances Mullen, The Russell Mathesons, Mr. & 
Mrs. W.H. Arthur, Adult Bell Choir of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville— Naomi, Margaret, Lucy, Sandy, Ruthie, 
Margie, Kathy, Betty, Do Hie, Helga, Anna. 
Hurtler, Mrs. Bertha, Agency, MO— Mr. & Mrs. John C. Ward, 

Arden. 
Howell, Mrs. Grace, Clearwater, FLA— Mr. & Mrs. James S. Howell, 

Mrs. H.B. Croswell, Miss Olive Croswell, Asheville. 
Hoyt, The Rev. S. Browne, Montreal— Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Mc- 
Kenzie, Black Mountain. Miss Edith Sollmann, Mr. & Mrs. C.J. 
Vandenhoogen, Mr. & Mrs. Thoedore E. Patton, Asheville. Mrs. 
E.C. Montgomery, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Shirley, Women of 
Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat. Nancy Lippard, Fair- 
fax, VA. Mr. & Mrs. R.K. Rinehart, Hayesville. Ellis & Millie 
Vaught, Tryon. 
Father of Sheriff Milford Hubbard, Brevard— Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Hygon, Mrs. Anne l.ovell, Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Weaver, 

Queen Ann Brown, Asheville. 
Jackson, Ricky (Richard C.) Asheville— Dick & Shirley Gallagher, 
Arden. 

Memorial Gifts for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 



Enclosed is $ 



Jn Memory Of 



name of deceased 
Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birlhday. Anniversary 
etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 
Send acknowledgement to 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name - — - — 

Donor's A ddress - 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N.C 
28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient infor 
mution is given in blanks above) Telephone: (704)258-8141. 



King, Mr. J. Lloyd, Clyde— Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Clyde. 

Kintgen, Mrs. Jeanette, Lakehurst, NJ — Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas, 
Brevard. 

La Belle, Mrs. Ruth, Bethlehem, PA— Mrs. Carl Peterson, Hender- 
sonville. 

Laurens, Mrs. Jennie, Brevard — Ada H. Allison, Tina H. Ray, Sun- 
day Hedrick, Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. E.B. Matheson, Mr. & 
Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, Virginia Pittillo, Julia Westwood, Ken 
Westwood, Mr. & Mrs. Ray H. Winchester, Brevard. 

Lewis, Mr. C.H. Buck, Landrum — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines. 

Mac Fadyen, Miss Louise, Waynesville — Miss Ida Jean Brown, Circle 
K\ of Waynesville Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Mc Bride, Mr. Brady, Pacolet, NC— Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Brevard. 

Mc Murray, Mrs. Alberta — Graham & Nancy Price, Asheville. 

Miller, Mr. F.C., Asheville — Women of Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Johnson, James P., Asheville— Frances Sayre, The Arnold Phillips 
Family, Asheville. Robert L. Oates & Family, Brevard. 

Johnson, William James— Mr. & Mrs. HE. Johnson, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. L.J. Quakenbush, Canton. 

Jones, Mr. George, Greensboro, NC — Mrs. Sarah T. Byrd, Charlotte. 
Mr. & Mrs. Spurgeon Harcum and Miss Hudy Harcum, 
Greensboro. 

Moore, Mr. Paul, Marietta, GA— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, 
Sylva. 

Munn, Mrs. Madeline— Mrs. Robert R. Hoffman, Asheville. 

Murray, Mr. Howard L., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. Howard Runion, 
Fletcher. 

Morrison, Mr. Allen T., Asheville— Thomas S. & Mary Morrison, 
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Hafner, Mrs. C. Leroy Robinson, Mrs. 
Marguerite Morgan, Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Davidson Morrison, 
Jr., Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, Mrs. Sarah S. Greene, Miss 
Annie Westall, Mrs. Dorothy A. Lockard, R. Stanford Webb, Dr. 
& Mrs. William Wyatt, Circle #2 of First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Miss Helen Taylor, Mr. & 
Mrs. John J. Jones, Barbara F. & Robert H. Strippel, Mrs. G.S. 
Bowman, Marcie Bowman, Hendersonville. Mrs. Jeanette Cannon 
Glaws, Bethesda, MD. Mrs. Ralph Sloan, Jonesb'oro, AR. Mr. & 
Mrs. James O. Harrington, Jr., Winston-Salem. Elaine J. Purdie, 
Chapel Hill. Dr. & Mrs. Gale D. Johnson, Dunn, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 
Mack Bissette, Jr., Wilson, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Chester Brown, 
Greensboro, NC. Mr. & Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock, NC. 

Nelson, Mr. Ralph M., Asheville— Mrs. Herbert E. Adams, Mrs. 
John H. Lovette, Asheville. 

Nicholas, Mrs. Phillip— Pairs & Spares S.S. Glass, Oak Forest Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville. 

Parks, Mr. Carlton, Asheville— Circle #3 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Penley, Mr. Roy, Woodfin, NC— Bryan & Ada Sheehan, Weaverville. 
Rev. & Mrs. Steve Honeycutt, Jean Kiser, Miriam Owenby, Mrs. 
Hilliard Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. Rickie Morrow, Dora Suttle, Mrs. Roy 
Jarvis, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Tweed, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Melvin 
Hyder, Woodfin. 

Peterson, Mrs. Joe O., Atlanta, Ga— Mrs. L.H. McKay, Flat Rock. 
Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, Mrs. C.S. Stonecipher, Circle #2 of 
First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. 

Phillips, Mr. Arnold, Sr., Asheville— Mrs. Robert R. Hoffman, Mrs. 
C. Leroy Robinson, Asheville. 

Potts, Mrs. Lawrence, Franklin— Sherry Stott, Mr. & Mrs. William 
Holden, Franklin. 

Pryor, Mrs. William A., Bat Cave— Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 
Hendersonville. 

Ray, Cecil Lamar— Ballard Appliance & Cabinet Co., Inc., Asheville. 

Ruff, Roy H., Hazelwood— Mr. & Mrs. Ballinger, Hazelwood. 

Samberg, Mr. Carl, Hendersonville— Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 
Hendersonville. 

Sampley, Mary Downs, Casselberry, FLA— Jean B. Downs, Hender- 
sonville. 

Shuford, Mrs. George A., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. Newman Lock- 
wood, Asheville. 

Riedel, Mrs. Berla— Mrs. Robert R. Hoffman, Asheville. 

Sledge, Mrs. Lucille, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, Mr. & 
Mrs. J.O. Davidson, Bertha Jean Lance, Tom Hawkins, Hazel Mc- 
Cormick, Claire H. Richards, Mrs. Freeman Hayes, Mrs. Bobbie 
Jean Whitmire, Sarah & Ernest F. Tilson, Circle #3, Circle #2 of 
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Brevard. Ada H. 
Allison, Lois Ann Holden & Family, Mary A. Johnson, Pisgah 
Forest. Mr. & Mrs. J. Eugene Wilson, Jr., Vilas, NC. Mr. & Mrs. 
R.T. Wilson, Lela B. Wilson, Marion. Frank & Earline Sledge & 
Children, Lawrenceville, GA. Mrs. Cora Clapp, Greensboro. 
Glenn & Maxine Cunningham, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. R.H. 
Moore, Babson Park, FLA. Mr. & Mrs. O. Crowder, Bradenlon, 
Fla. 

Smith, Miss Helen L., Lehigh Acres, FLA— Mrs. Stanley P. Capps, 
Asheville. 

Smith, Oliva — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, FLA 

Snelling, Mrs., Columbia, SC— Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, Flat Rock. 

Soderquist, Mrs. William G., Asheville (Osceola)— Mr. & Mrs. 
Easton L. Hulme, Eugene C. Clayton, MD. R. Holme Sawyer, 
Mrs. Mildred H. Martin, Mr. & Mrs. Brainard B. Rorison, Mr. & 
Mrs. Newman Lockwood, Staff of J.D. Jackson Associates, Inc., 
Lois & Pete Frady, Bill, Marie and Justin Thornton, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. A.R. Cannon, Swannanoa. Mr. Robert T. Abbott, Bryson 
City. Mr. & Mrs. William A. Hays, Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. Clarence 
E. Paul, Atlanta, GA. Bob & Clarine Varner, Bryson Citv. 

Sossaman. O. Baine, Baltimore, MD— Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Russell, 
Brevard. 

Slamey, Mrs. Grace, Waynesville— Mrs. Troy Wyche, Mr. George 
Carpenter, Waynesville. 

Tharkston, Mr. T.B., Spartanburg, SC— Mary McCoy Hodges, 
Winston-Salem. 

Thomas, Mrs. Martha, Asheville— Dr. & Mrs. Mark Cunningham, 
Asheville. 

Thompson, Mrs. Singleton, Hollandale. FLA— Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, 
Flat Rock. 

Upton, Mr. Bill L., Rockingham, NC— Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 
Clyde. 

Vaughan, Mr. James, Hendersonville— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector <& 
Children, Hendersonville. 

Webb, Martha Hoyle— Ladies Bible Class, Circle #1 of First Presby- 
terian Church, Weaverville. 

West, Mr. Blank, Fletcher— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector & Children, 
Hendersonville. 

While, Mrs. Donald B. White, Hendersonville— Mrs. Robert Good- 
speed, Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Hay, Hendersonville. 

Wiegman, Mrs. Herman (Lillian), Oceanside, CA — Arthur J. Col- 
berg, Mr. & Mrs. Wayne E. Seppanen, Hendersonville. 

Wilson, Mrs. Tom, Sr., Sylva— Martin & Allyce Cunningham, Sylva. 

Winget, Mr. James M., Sr., Brevard— Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 
Mrs. Frank Ferrell, Mrs, J.J. Stevenson, Mr. & Mrs. J.T. 
Blackwell, Thomas R. & Mary V. Mitchell, Mr. & Mrs. E.W. 
Johnson, Brevard. Mrs. Ada H. Allison, Mrs. Mary A. Johnson, 
Olin Ecusta Paper & Film Group, Mr. & Mrs. E.B. Garrett, Mr. & 
Mrs. Brown Pace, Pisgah Forest. Mrs. E.B. Hall, Saluda. 

Witt, Mrs. Virginia, Hendersonville— Circle #1 of First Presbyterian 
Church, Hendersonville. 

Wix, Mrs. Marie, Asheville— Bob & Jean Dempsey, Asheville. 

Wright, Mr. Peter, Brevard— Mr. & Mrs. George Wheeler, Jr., 
Brevard. 



NEW YEAR MEMORIAL 
Memory 
Colonel T.Q. Donaldson, USA— by Mrs. T.Q. Donaldson, Etowah, 
NC. 

SPECIAL MEMORIAL 
In Memory of 
Our Mother, Sallie L. Johnson — by Mr. Leander Johnson, Hender- 
sonville, NC 

FERREE 

Cont'd, from p. 1 

member of the Marketing Society of the 
University of Tennessee, a Board Advisor 
for Southwestern Technical Institute and 
a member of Southwestern Technical 
Foundation. A long-time Ruling Elder of 
the Bryson City Presbyterian Church, he 
has served as the Executive Chairman of 
the Presbytery's Administration & Pro- 
motion Committee. Mr. Ferree is a 
graduate of Kings College in Business 
Law and Accounting, and is married to 
the former Louise Hyder. Mr. & Mrs. 
Ferree have five married daughters. We 
thank you, P.K., for your service. 

ANDERSON 

Cont'd, from p. 1 

host of television singers. A full schedule 
of workshop sessions focusing on effec- 
tive sharing of Jesus Christ featured the 
professional expertise and spiritual vision 
of the likes of Senators, Congressmen and 
committed men and women active in such 
fields of ministry as religious broad- 
casting, missions, education, lay 
ministries and world relief. In addition, 
Anderson noted that an exhibition of the 
latest media equipment, and special 
Washington Seminars in Communica- 
tions for college and graduate students 
were featured. Anderson and B. Kong 
Hahn were the denominational observers 
and will report to the 1981 General 
Assembly. Hahn is the denominational 
staff person leader for evangelism in the 
PCUS. They will recommend greater 
denominational participation in the 1982 
event. 



T. HARTLEY HALL, IV 
ELECTED 

T. Hartley Hall, IV, newly elected 
president of Union Theological Seminary 
in Virginia, will assume his duties March 
15. Mr. Hall is a native of Macon, 
Georgia, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar and 
graduate of Davidson College in 1951, 
and a cum laude graduate of Union 
Seminary in 1957 with a Bachelor of 
Divinity degree. Hall received a Master of 
Sacred Theology degree in New Testa- 
ment Studies from Yale Divinity School in 
1958. 

Mr. Hall has served as pastor of 
numerous churches and served as adjunct 
professor of homiletics at Vanderbilt 
University Divinity School. During the 
summer of 1966, Hall was a staff 
photographer for the American School of 
Oriental Research in Jerusalem and took 
part in the expedition which located the 
biblical city of Gibeon. Mr. Hall is mar- 
ried to the former Ann Hartzog of 
Raleigh. They are the parents of four 
children. 



February 1981 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Highlands, N.C. 

On Tuesday, February 3, Dunham Music 
Company installed a new church organ in the 
sanctuary of the First Presbyterian church of 
Highlands, N.C. This sanctuary addition is a 
memorial to Elder Frank B. Cook. Frank dear- 
ly loved the First Presbyterian Church, and 
especially the music. How we praise the Lord 
that his wife, Verna, and family decided to 
remember Frank in this special way. We also 
thank all of you for your memorial gifts which 
have made the organ a reality. A dedication 
service was held during the 1 1:00 o'clock wor- 
ship service on February 8. 

The youth are now in prayerful preparation 
for a "planned famine", a thirty hour fast, to 
bring a better understanding of the plight of 
the world's hungry. Please pray for those who 
will fast for thirty hours (March 6 and 7) and 
pray that others will be led to support them in 
their efforts. The "fasters" will donate $6.00 
($2.00 for each missed meal) toward hunger 
relief. They will be seeking like support from 
others in the congregation and community. If 
each youth who fasts gets ten supporters at 
$6.00 each, plus their own donation, for a total 
of $66.00, this will feed an average third world 
family for one month. A short film "Let It 
Growl", and more information on the fast, 
will be presented at the February 19 Family 
Dinner. 



MILLS RIVER 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Horse Shoe, N.C. 

PLAN AHEAD — The Ladies of Manse and 
Ministry are to bring a covered dish to the 
home of Anne Renegar, Horse Shoe, at 11:30 
a.m., on Saturday, April 25th. Fun, food, and 
fellowship for all. 

WESTMINSTER 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 

The Women of Westminster Presbyterian 
Church began a "red letter" season with a 
delicious quiche luncheon on January 31st. 
Mrs. Maie Minnick of Black Mountain 
brought a wonderful message of JOY. Also, 
present for this meeting was our Presbyterial 
President, Mrs. Marion Beegle of Cullowhee 
and District I Chairperson, Mrs. Waldo Lan- 
ning. 

On Sunday, February 8, there was a 
"covered dish" dinner after which a most in- 
teresting and enlightening talk was given by 
Miss Aretusa Pessoa, a native Brazilian. 

Circle No. 4, our Young Women's Circle, 
along with their husbands, hosted a Valentine 
Party for all members, Junior High and up. 
Jonathon McNair provided the music for the 
occasion. 

Westminster WOC will conduct a "ROLL 
IN", Tuesday, March 17. This evening 
meeting will roll bandages for White Cross. 

Westminster's congregation observed the 
first anniversary of the Reverend Robert 
Teed's ministry with an "old fashioned 
Pounding", Sunday, February 15. 
Refreshments were served after the morning 
service. 



FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Hendersonville, N.C. 

On Wednesday evening January 28, at a 
supper meeting, Dr. and Mrs. Herbert 
Codington showed movies and talked of their 
experiences in Bangladesh. Bangladesh was 
formerly East Pakistan, receiving its in- 
dependence in 1971. 

Dr. Codington, a native of Wilmington, 
N.C, has spent 25 years in South Korea as a 
medical missionary with tuberculosis patients 
and the last 6 years in Bangladesh. Page, his 
wife, who was born of missionary parents in 
China, has served with him. 

The Codingtons are in the United States for 
a year telling congregations across the country 
about their work among the landless people of 
Bangladesh. Planning to return in April, they 
have already shared a prayer request by cor- 
respondence. They ask that we pray that the 
Moslem government in Bangladesh, now mak- 
ing it difficult for missionaries there, relax its 
pressures and for the safety of our people. 

The Codingtons have five children and three 
grandchildren and are staying in Clinton, S.C. 
while in the States. 

GRACE COVENANT 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 

Sophalla Sun, our Cambodian refugee son, 
had a very exciting and nice visit in Canada 
over the holidays where he was happily 
reunited with a dear friend from whom he had 
long been separated. It was a "happy time" in 
spite of the fact that Sophalla was unable to 
find any concrete information about some of 
his immediate family still being alive. We miss- 
ed Sophalla's happy face while he was gone 
but were glad for him to have the trip. 
Sophalla will be helping the congregation with 
a new family of three that will be coming into 
our midst soon. The Coordinating Committee 
is in need of help and support in making the 
Ea's arrival a happy one for them and for us. 

Miss Aretusa Pessoa, a Brazilian mis- 
sionary, visited Grace Covenant on Witness 
Sunday, February 15. This was a nice occasion 
especially for one of the Sunday School classes 
that is studying missions. "Latin- American 
Missions" is the theme for this year's Witness 
Season. Miss Pessoa, a Christian Educator, is 
a graduate of Presbyterian School of Christian 
Education in Richmond, Virginia. 

Those who missed Grace Covenant's 
FIRST, really missed a treat! A Happy Valen- 
tine's Day Banquet on Thursday, February 12 
was hosted by our vivacious choir director, 
Cathy Adkins. 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Bryson City, N.C. 

The church held its monthly family night 
supper Wednesday, January 21. A time of 
singing and games followed the potluck meal. 

During the Sunday morning worship service 
January 25, the youth choirs performed the 
special music. 

A total of 22 young people and youth direc- 
tors went rollerskating at a Waynesville rink on 
Saturday, January 31. Upon returning to the 
church, a "hamburger bash" was enjoyed 
along with comparing bumps and bruises. 
They still agreed, in spite of, to go skating 
again soon. 

A group of 17 adults and young people, one 
of the largest ever from the church, will attend 
the World Mission's Conference in Gatlin- 
burg. 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5<h of each 
month to Presbytery Office. F.ditor 40 
Church Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone (704) 258 8143 



ARDEN PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Arden, North Carolina 

On Sunday evening, February 1st, the adult 
congregation began a series entitled "Focus on 
the Family". This is a series of seven films by 
James C. Dodson, Ph. D., America's leading 
Christian authority on the family. The film for 
each of the seven weeks covers one aspect of 
parenting. 

The Senior High students recently hosted a 
covered dish dinner provided by the church 
members for the students of Ben Lippen 
School. 

The "Liberated Wailing Wall', a group 
associated with Jews for Jesus, provided an 
evening of music, mixed with personal 
testimony, on January 10th. What an inspiring 
program! 

MILLS RIVER 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Mills River, N.C. 

The Sunday that our hostages came home 
from Iran, there was a family night supper. 
Kurt Muerdter sang a special hymn from our 
Hymnal entitled "Take Thou My Hand, O 
Father", page number 444 (the same number 
of days that our hostages had been in Iran. 
Thanks was given for their safe return. 

Reverend Renegar is preaching a series of 
sermons on THE APOSTLES CREED. He 
gave an inspiring sermon on "I BELIEVE". 
The following sermon was cancelled due to icy 
road, but we are looking forward to hearing 
his sermon on "GOD THE FATHER". 

RICEVILLE 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 

With the coming of the energy crunch the 
Riceville Presbyterian Church had a real prob- 
lem. The church is a beautiful structure, but it 
is 85 years old and has a very high ceiling. 
After being forced to worship in the fellowship 
hall one winter, the men decided to act. 

Many Saturdays were given to the work of 
insulating the sanctuary and finding other 
means of conserving fuel. Did it pay off? Yes, 
to the tune of a 50% savings in fuel oil or 
about 2,000 gallons per year. This gives the 
church an extra $2,000 or more to increase its 
support of the mission program of the church 
for 1981. 

Riceville Church has been helping in the sup- 
port of the Reverend Charles L. Evans, mis- 
sionary at Limete, Zaire for several years. This 
year Mr. and Mrs. Craig Meisner, missionaries 
in Agriculture and Nutrition to Bangladesh 
have been added to the Mission support of the 
Riceville Church. 

The work of the men of the church has not 
only helped the church but is helping to bring 
the Good News to the other side of the world. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February 1981 



Exciting Day ... At Malvern Hills ... As Presbytery Meets For Winter Meeting 




Church History read to court by Elder Roberts. Can you recognize the back of your head??? 




Rev. John Warren of First Presbyterian in Weaverville 
and Rev. Paul Smith of First Presbyterian in Hender- 
sonville congratulate themselves on . . ."passing the ex- 
ams.."! 




Ruling Elder P.K. Feree of Bryson City 
Church is elected moderator and is given 
the retiring handshake by past Moderator 
Rev. John Healey. 




Rev. Ed Graham-Rev. Calvin Thielman-Elder Graham Price-Elder Bill Waddel- 
Rev. John Blank caucus before lunch. 




Large crowd of commissioners-visitors and friends during 'break" at Court Meeting. 



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A gathering of ministers and lay folks at 
Presbytery luncheon. 



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WOMEN WILL MEET! 

75th Annual Presbyterial convenes April 4th 



The Women of Asheville Presbytery will be meeting for their 
seventy-fifth Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 4, 1981 at 10:00 
o'clock at the Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church in Asheville. The 
Reverend Jim Hornsby, pastor of Cullowhee Presbyterian Church and 
Director of student work at Western Carolina University will be the 
speaker. Mrs. Harriet Cromartie, Coordinator, Synod's Ministry 
Group on Women, will also be there to bring news of the N.C. 
Presbyterian Women's Conference in June, as well as information con- 
cerning some of the projects of Synod. 



CANTON PASTOR 

Called to V aides e 



Asheville Presbytery prays for God's 
richest blessings on the Reverend John C. 
Parse and family. They served well in 
Asheville Presbytery. Parse is a graduate of 
Sam Houston State College in Texas, 
studied Greek philosophy at Austin College 
and has his Master of Divinity from Austin | 
Presbyterian Seminary, and special courses Rev. John C. Parse 
in theology at Phillips University in Germany. He also 
graduated from Presbyterian School of Christian Education 
with a Masters in Christian Education. Before coming to Can- 
ton, North Carolina as pastor, he served as campus minister at 
Texas A&M, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Colorado 
City, Texas and chaplain for the Rabun Gap School in 
Georgia. Mrs. Parse is currently finishing a degree in Library 
Science at Western Carolina which will delay her and the 
children's move to Valdese until school is out in the spring. 
Parse served the Presbytery as Audio-visual Chairman and was 
a member of the Synod's ministry group in Christian Educa- 
tion. Jack will be assisting in worship service, handling 
preaching assignments at the Waldensian Presbyterian and 
Church in Valdese. He will have primary responsibility in plan- 
ning and leading Christian Education in that church. 

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DON'T FORGET to bring a sandwich for lunch!!! The Malvern 
Hills WOC will provide beverage and dessert. We are looking forward 
to a very good meeting and hope to see many of you there." 

Mrs. Ann Renegar, our Birthday Inter- 
preter, will be giving two Birthday Objective 
Workshops on Sunday, April 5th at 3:30 
p.m. at the Bryson City Presbyterian 
Church, and Monday, April I6th at 7:30 
p:m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church 
in Asheville. Mrs. Renegar has recently 
returned from the workshop in Atlanta and 
will present the information she received. 
Please plan to send a representative to the 
location nearest your area. 

President Beegle asks that all WOC plan now to attend the N.C. 
conference June 1 1 -14. More information about this conference will be 
forthcoming next month. 




Beegle 



GROUND BREAKING 



at Hendersonville 's Trinity Church 




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The Reverend Al Kissling and members of his congregation at 
ground-breaking. L-R: Clerk of Session, Ed Congdon; Don 
Hoogstra; Chip Gilbert; Harold Gilbert, Sr.; Pastor Kissling; Beth 
Ridings; Brian van Itallie; Matthew Kissling. 

Ground breaking ceremonies for the new educational and office 
building of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville was held 
Sunday, February 15, 1981. The projected cost of f 300, 000 is to be 
raised by the sale of bonds. During the past several years, church 
benevolences have increased along with added missionary support for 
Mr. and Mrs. Coultas in Haiti. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1981 



iEfcttortal 




Masada 

and 

Peter & Paul 



Two Television Shows! ! ! ! ! 

ABC and CBS have exciting Biblical- 
Historical Shows 

Television presentations worthy of our 
presbytery congregations viewing will be shown 
in April. 

On April 12, 8-10 pro ET, and April 14, 9-11 
pm ET (check local listings to confirm the dates 
and times in your area), CBS and The Proctor & 
Gamble Company will present "Peter and 
Paul," a made-for-television movie written by 
Christopher Knopf based upon the New Testa- 
ment accounts of the Christian church in the 
first century A.D. Religious leaders of numerous 
faiths were consulted to insure the historical ac- 
curacy of the production. 

"Peter and Paul" was filmed in Greece where 
many of the events in the story actually 
happened. 

The compelling saga of Masada has been 
dramatized as an ABC Novel for Television. 
Shot on location in Israel, "Masada" tells the 
story of the place, the combatants, and the 
universal meaning of this dramatic historical 
event. The miniseries will be presented April 
5-8, 9-11 pm ET each evening, on the ABC 
Television Network. 

Masada is a huge rock butte in the Judean 
wilderness, rising 1300 feet above the Dead Sea 
in the country now called Israel. The Jewish 
High Priest Jonathan first fortified the moun- 
tain and named it "Masada," which in Hebrew 
means fortress. King Herod the Great 
transformed it into a royal citadel during the 
years 36-30 B.C. He built a defense wall with 
observation towers, a sumptuous palace, baths, 
storerooms large enough to hold six months' 
worth of food and supplies, and giant cisterns to 
collect rain water. The stronghold was meant to 
be Herod's refuge against possible attacks by his 
subjects or by the Roman ruler Mark Antony, 
who was rumored to have designs on Judea as a 
wedding gift for Cleopatra. 

In the first century A.D., Palestine was part 
of the vast Roman Empire, ruled by appointees 
of the Emperor. Sporadic uprisings by the 
populace against Roman oppression were held 
in check until the year 66 A.D. when a large 
scale revolt broke out. Rome sent the famous 
general Vespasian to quell the rebellion. Victory 
seemed assured when, in 70 A.D., his son Titus 
conquered Jerusalem, burning the Second Tem- 
ple, and murdered according to the Roman 
historian Tactius, 600,000 Jewish civilians. 
Many of the remaining Jews were enslaved. 

One gr° u P of freedom fighters escaped across 
the desert to Masada. From the mountain for- 
tress, these zealots conducted raids on Roman 
camps. In 72 A.D., the Roman Tenth Legion, 
under the command of Flavius Silva, marched 
on Masada. In 73 A.D., 960 Jewish men, 
women, and children made their last stand 
there against 5,000 Roman soldiers. 

The determination of this small group of 
freedom fighters not to submit to Roman 
domination has become, during the centuries 
since the event, a symbol for the struggle against 
oppression around the world. Today, the moun- 
tain fortress of Masada is a treasured national 
monument and is used by the Israeli Army as 
the site of their graduation exercises. 



MALVERN HILLS 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, NC 

WHAT'S GOING ON AT MALVERN 
HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. . . 

A "New Members' Valentine Banquet", held 
on February 15, was a gala affair providing 
good fellowship and an opportunity to become 
better acquainted with the newest members of 
our church family. 

A four-week Sunday School Teachers' Train- 
ing Course was concluded in February. Mr. 
Randy Ashe of Ben Lippen School was the in- 
structor. Our pastor is teaching a similar course 
during March for the Assistants who "covered" 
for the regular teachers while they attended the 
training sessions. 

On March 10, a Father/Son-Men/Boys Ban- 
quet was sponsored by the Men of the Church. 
Mr. John Andrews of Skyland introduced "Boy's 
Brigade", a Christian boys' program similar to 
Boy Scouts. 

The Youth Fellowship sponsored a showing of 
the film "The Cross and the Switchblade" on 
Sunday evening, March 15, with neighboring 
churches being invited as guests. 

A Pictorial Church Directory is now in the 
hands of the printers. 

Plans are already underway for a very special 
week of services to be held the first week in Oc- 
tober. 



RICEVILLE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, NC. 

Pastor Larry Ayers has started a new series of 
studies entitled "CHRISTIAN EXPLORA 
TIONS" every Wednesday evening at 7:30 
o'clock. The first area explored was "What 
About Me — a Biblical View." The present 
study concerns "How to Be A Together Chris- 
tian Family". This has been a most interesting 
study. 

The Church recently joined with ABCCM in 
their community Christian ministry and look 
forward to the many opportunties to cooperate 
and witness. At the Family Night Supper, 
March 15, the church had a program on ABC 
CM's jail ministry. 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 



ARDEN 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Arden, North Carolina 

The congregation of Arden Presbyterian 
Church is excited about and prayerfully con- 
sidering a building program for the expansion 
of its educational and administrative facilities. 

This year the church is holdings its Mission 
Conference on March 27, 28, & 29. Guest mis- 
sionaries include Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Trueman 
from Italy, Mr. and Mrs. James Moore from 
Bethal College, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael 
Eremic, who are preparing to go to Germany. 

Plans include a covered dish supper on Friday 
night followed by mission stations. A Men's 
Breakfast will be held Saturday morning and a 
Ladies' Luncheon is planned for Saturday 
noon. The conference is planned in order to ac- 
quaint church members with work going on in 
the mission fields and make them aware of mis- 
sionary needs. 



Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office. Editor 40 
Church Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone (704) 258 8143 




FIRST 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Weaverville, NC 

February was an exciting month for the 
Weaverville congregation as we prepared to 
welcome our new minister, the Reverend John 
M. Warren, Jr., and his family. 

Mr. Warren was ordained and installed in the 
church sanctuary on Sunday, February 8, 1981. 
The Reverend William R. Anderson, presided 
as Moderator, Dr. H.B. Dendy opened with 
prayer, Dr. Hugh McClure, II, pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, S.C. 
delivered the sermon, the Reverend Jerry 
Robinson gave the charge to the pastor, and the 
Reverend David L. Parks gave the charge to the 
congregation. The Reverend Warren pro- 
nounced the benediction as pastor of the 
Weaverville church in a very moving service 
that will long be remembered. A reception was 
held following the service for all attending. 

On February 15, a reception was given to 
honor the Reverend and Mrs. Warren with the 
area churches and churches of Asheville 
Presbytery being invited. 



MONTREAT 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Montreat, NC 

The Montreat Presbyterian Church has 
employed Miss Carlisle Hoyt as Resource Person 
for the church. Her duties will be to assist the 
Pastor with visitation for the church and the 
church nursery and to assist with the Church 
School, Youth Fellowship, Bible School and 
other related programs. 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY/ 
SYNOD CONFERENCES 

Montreat, NC 

June 27 thru Aug. 14, 1981 - Youth Conferences 
July 3 thru July 6, 1981 - Christian Life 

Conference 
July 6 thru July 10, 1981 - Family Enrichment 

Conference 
July 11 thru July 17, 1981 - Women's Conference 
July 19 thru July 24, 1981 - Singles Conference 
July 20 thru July 24. 1981 - Bible and Theology 

Conference 
July 25 thru July 31, 1981 - One Mission 

Conference 



For reservations or information regarding 
conferences at Montreat, call or write: 

Monteat Conference Center 

P.O. Box 907, Montreat, NC 28757 

Telephone No. 704/669-2917 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1981 



MONTREAT ANDERSON 
COLLEGE NEWS 

By Edward Germann 

The Admissions Director of Montreat- 
Anderson College has announced that a 
Distinguished Graduates Scholarship, worth 
$400, will be awarded to a student from each 
public and private high school in five Western 
North Carolina counties. 

Montreat -Anderson Admissions Director, 
Charles Lance, stated that "a high percentage 
of our students come from the Western North 
Carolina area. We have seen many outstanding 
students come from here and we want to do 
something more than just normal recruiting for 
these students." 

The high school students eligible for this 
scholarship must attend school in Buncombe, 
Haywood, Henderson, McDowell, or Transyl- 
vania County. 

The criteria for the scholarship is that: each 
student must have a B average (3.0 or better 
GPA) for all work in high school; be nominated 
by his or her principal or counselor; provide 
recommendations from a minister and one 
teacher; and be involved in service activities in 
the high school and the community. The 
scholarships are renewable for the sophomore 
year. 

Charles Lance also stated that this scholar- 
ship could be "just the tip of the iceberg" and 
that a student who meets the above criteria may 
very well qualify for other scholarships. Lance 
said that "this type of financial aid, along with 
state and federal programs available to all 
North Carolina residents, makes "attending 
Montreat -Anderson College very affordable and 
supports our philosophy that no one should be 
denied attendance due to financial need." 

Lance also stated that as funds become 
available it is hoped that the Distinguished 
Graduates Scholarship program could be ex- 
panded to other Western North Carolina coun- 
ties. 

Dr. Crawford Returns 



From Zaire 




Dr. John (Jack) 
Crawford, Professor 
of History at Montreat 
Anderson College, 
took a leave of 
absence during the 
fall semester of 1980. 
He served as Visiting 
Professor of Church Dr - Crawford 

History at the united, university-level, Protes- 
tant Seminary in Kinshasa, Zaire, from October 
to December. 

Dr. Crawford stated that, "It was good to be 
there, although there were moments of frustra- 
tions and loneliness. Certainly these were 
outweighed by time for reflection, the renewal 
of Christian friendships (so many!) and a con- 
sciousness that Christ's church is alive in this 
vast country. This is not to say that there are not 
problems; there are, and they too, are great." 
One of Dr. Crawford's friends, a missionary 
whose special calling is training evangelists, and 
who has traveled widely in Africa, feels that 
Zaire, with all of its problems and confusions, is 
that nation of Africa where the church can best 
carry out its mission to "preach the Gospel to 
every creature." The doors are open. 

Dr. Crawford further stated, "my teaching 
has helped to fill a 'hole' in the overall program, 
and has, I trust, also been a kind of witness. . . 
that this important work in Zaire has not been 
forgotten and that it is so important that it 
merits help, even on a personal basis. I feel it 
has been worth it!" 




EVENTS TO MARK ON 
YOUR CALENDAR 



March 30, 1981 - Moderators Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON. 
April 2, 1981 — Higher Education Meeting, Synod 
Office, Raleigh, N.C. 9:30 a.m. 

April 4, 1981 WOMEN OF ASHEVILLE 

PRESBYTERY Meeting. Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
Church, 10:00 a.m. (Bring a sandwich) 
April 9-11, 1981 Face to Face, Holiday Inn 

-Airport, Roanoke, Va. Contact Presbytery Office or 
Commission on the Minister for information. 
April 14, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, An- 
drews Presbyterian Church, host, Andrews, NC, 
registration 9:00 o'clock. 

April 21, 1981 — Ministers and Wives Luncheon, 
Hallmark Cafeteria, 12:30 o'clock, Innsbruck Mall 
April 23, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

April 25, 1981 — Ladies of the Manse meet at 1 1 :30 
a.m. with Ann Renegar, Horse Shoe, N.C. 
May 19, 1981 - Ministers and Wives Luncheon, 
Hallmark Cafeteria, 12:30 o'clock, Innsbruck Mall. 
May 21, 1981 - MOC, Spring Rally 
May 28, 1981 - Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

June 2-3, 1981 — Synod of N.C. Meeting. Montreat, 
NC 

June 8-9, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, Fayetteville, 
NC 

June 16, 1981 — Ministers and Wives Luncheon, 
Hallmark Cafeteria, Innsbruck Mall, 12:30 o'clock. 
June 16, 1981 - Adm. & Prom. Executive Meeting, 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
June 18, 1981 -- Christian Education Executive 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
June 23, 1981 - Mission Executive Committee, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 Noon (This is a 
change of date) 

June 25, 1981 - Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 



June 30, 1981 Moderator's Meeting. S&W 

Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
July 14, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, Mur 
phy Presbyterian Church, host. Murphy, NC, 9:00 
o'clock registration 

July 23, 1981 Presbyterian Home for Children 

Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

August 24-25, 1981 - Executives' Meeting, Wilm- 
ington, NC 

August 27, 1981 - Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

September 15, 1981 Adm. & Prom. Executive 

Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall. 6:00 p.m. 
September 15, 1981 - Mission Executive Committee 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 
NOON. 

September 17, 1981 Christian Education Commit- 
tee Meeting, S&W Cafeteria. Asheville Mall, 6:00 
p.m. 

September 17, 1981 C.R.V. Executive Committee 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m.' 
September 24, 1981 Presbyterian Home for 

Children Board Meeting, PresbyteTian Home, Black 
Mountain. NC, 6:00 p.m. 

September 29, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
October 13, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, 
Highlands Presbyterian Church, host. Highlands. 
NC, 9:00 o'clock registration 

October 15, 1981 - MOC Fall Rally, Presbyterian 
Home, Black Mountain, NC 

October 22, 1981 - Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

November 16-17, 1981 - Executive's Meeting, Synod 
is host, Raleigh, NC 

November 19, 1981 Presbyterian Home for 

Children Board Meeting. Presbyterian Home. Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 



Phone Presbytery 

Office for details 

(704) 258-8143 (Jayne Patton) 

1981-82 Missionaries 
Appointed ! ! 



New missionaries were approved by the Divi- 
sion of International Mission and the mission 
board at their meeting in Atlanta in late 
January. 

They include Sarah and Bill Atland, ap- 
pointed to three years as pharmacists to Zaire, 
preceded by one year of French study; and Cary 
and Charlotte March, three years to 
Bangladesh. This will include at least six 
months language study. He will serve as a 
business manager and she as a medical mis- 
sionary. 

The Rev. Rebecca Reyes, first ordained 
Hispanic female clergy in the Presbyterian 
Church in the U.S., was appointed as a mis- 
sionary for four years. She will spend two in 
residence in the enlistment office with special 
responsibility in racial/ethnic recruitment with 
the last two years overseas in a requested posi- 
tion which matches her professional skills and 
experience. 

Lee Tipton was appointed as a Volunteer In 
Mission for one year for secretarial service and 



teaching at the Bandeirante School in Brazil. 
Others include Sandra Whitehead, volunteer in 
Mission, two years, Japan; Sally Campbell, 
youth in mission to Zaire for up to three 
months; Elizabeth McGill, youth in mission, up 
to three months, Zaire; and Dorothy Custer, 
teacher of missionary children in Brazil. 

Recommended for reappointment to Zaire 
were Donald and Kathy Johnstone; Jose Velaz- 
co, five month extension as specialist in mission 
in Mexico; one year extension for Jim Branch in 
Brazil; Mary Lynn Darde, reappointed as 
volunteer in mission for two years in Brazil; and 
a year's extension for Scott and Jo Leslie as 
volunteers in mission in Korea. 

William and Ruth Metzel were named to 
career service in Zaire. International com- 
municators during home assignments will be 
David Miller on Africa and the Middle East; 
Lyle Peterson on Asia and Pacific and Robert 
Armistead on Latin America and the Carib- 
bean. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March 1981 



Former Superintendent of Presbyterian Home 
for Children Passes Away 



In October 1920, 
Dr. Robert D. 
Bedinger became 
Superintendent of the 
Presbyterian Home at 
Balfour near Hender- 
sonville, N.C., a posi- 
tion he served until 
June 1925. Under Dr. 



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Bedinger 



Bedinger's guidance, the Home was moved in 
July 1923 into its present location at Black 
Mountain, N.C. Dr. Bedinger was greatly used 
in the strengthening of the Home. An excellent 
administrator, he later was called to be head of 
Negro work for the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church, US. The steady hand of 



Dr. Bedinger, assisted by the committee 
members, kept the Home from too great an ex- 
pansion in its location in Balfour and guided the 
campaign in Black Mountain with its more than 
adequate facilities. 

After fifteen years as Regional Administrator 
of the 7th Region of the Aeronautics Ad- 
ministration in Seattle, Washington, Bob 
Bedinger retired in 1953. On January 21, 1981, 
Dr. Bedinger passed away leaving his wife, 
Caroline H., formerly of Atlanta; three sons; 
seven grandchildren; and two great- 
grandchildren. Wherever Bob Bedinger lived, 
he was a power for good in community and 
Presbyterian church affairs. 



Who Is Going To General Assembly? 

High Court Begins May 20 



Asheville Presbytery has two ruling elders and 
two teaching elders preparing to attend the 
1981 General Assembly. The Assembly, which is 
the highest court of the Presbyterian Church, 
US, will convene in Houston, Texas. There will 
be a joint worship service with the highest court 
of the United Presbyterian Church, the UPUSA 
Assembly, meeting during the same period. 

Teaching elders attending as Commissioners 
will be the Reverend Walter R. Baldwin, Jr. 
Mr. Baldwin is an overseas missionary with the 



Do You Know Your Churches? 



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PRESBYTERIANS, where would you find 
this beautiful native stone place of worship? 
Drive Route 191 toward Barnardsville some 
Sunday morning, and enjoy the hospitality, 
good preaching, and fellowship offered to all 
who enter ! ! 1 



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Presbyterian Church, US and is stationed in 
Japan. Mr. Baldwin has been a member of 
Asheville Presbytery since 1947 when he served 
as pastor of the Brevard Presbyterian Church. 
Mrs. Baldwin's grandfather. Dr. R.P. Smith, 
was founder of the Presbyterian Home for 
children and her father served as Executive 
Secretary of Asheville Presbytery. Mr. Baldwin 
will return to this country for the Court 
meeting. The Reverend Edwin P. Graham, 
pastor of Arden Presbyterian Church, is also a 
Commissioner. Mr. Graham, a long-time 
member of Asheville Presbytery, serves on the 
Church Related Vocations Executive Commit- 
tee and the Commission on the Minister. 

Ruling elder, Butch Sursavage, of Andrews, 
North Carolina, will attend as a Commissioner. 
Mr. Sursavage is a real estate broker and tax ac- 
countant. He is an elder at the Andrews 
Presbyterian Church and is a former missionary 
to Bangladesh. Ruling Elder, M. Graham Price, 
a member of First Presbyterian Church, 
Weaverville, North Carolina, will attend as a 
Commissioner. Mr. Price, construction com- 
pany executive, serves on Asheville Presbytery's 
Nominating Committee and is a member of one 
of the Executive Councils. 

Alternate Commissioners elected include the 
Reverend Dr. Calvin Thielman, pastor of Mon- 
treat Presbyterian Church, Montreat, NC and 
the Reverend Robert K. McGirt, Associate 
Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, 
NC. Ruling elders elected to serve as alternates 
include Miss Mary Gillis of the Canton Presby- 
terian Church, Canton, NC and Dr. John 
Beegle of the Cullowheee Presbyterian Church, 
Cullowhee, NC. Miss Gillis is a former member 
of Pisgah High School faculty and serves on 
Asheville Presbytery's Candidate Committee. 
Dr. Beegle, a professor at Western Carolina 
University, serves on Asheville Presbytery's Ad- 
ministration and Promotion Executive Commit- 
tee. 

Commissioners and their alternates are 
scheduled to attend a training session for all 
Commissioners on Friday and Saturday, May 1 
and 2 at Greensboro, North Carolina. Each 
Commissioner should be remembered in youi 
prayers as they plan to represent you in the 
highest denominational court in the 
Presbyterian Church, US. Suggestions and 
other communications may be sent to then- 
through the Presbytery Office at 40 Church 
Street, Asheville, NC 28801. 

Wilson, Mrs. Luetta B., Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner, 

Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. Felix Potts, Bryson City. 
Winget, Mr. James M., Sr., Brevard — Transylvania County 

Amateur Radio Club, Mr. Thomas A. Hawkins, Brevard. Samuel A. 

& Virginia Winget, Charlotte, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Terry Ledford, 

Melbourne, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Stan Wilhelm, Jr.. Concord, NC. 
Witt, Mrs. Virginia, Hendersonville — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 

Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Hendersonville. 



Utemnrial (Stfta 

Allman, Mr. Eugene, Horse Shoe, NC — Mr, & Mrs. Fred Higgins. 

Hendersonville. 
Anderson, Miss Kathleen — Mrs. John M. Williams, Hendersonville. 
Baker, Mr. William, Charlotte, NC — 3-M Sunday School Class of 

West Asheville Presbyterian Church. Asheville. 
Bom, u, Mrs. Helen, Hendersonville, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Bond, Mrs. Fred, Andalusia, Ala. — Mr & Mrs CO. Hice, 

Asheville. 
Bradshaw, Mr. Charles F., Waynesville, NC — Dr. Eugene R. 

Harpe, Waynesville. 
Brookshire, Mr. Clem, Statesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Edwin M 

Gilreath, Weaverville. 
Buckin, Mr. Abraham — William & Grace Holden, Franklin. 
Cline, Mrs. R.L., Walla Walla, Wash. — Mr. & Mrs. CO. Hice, 

Asheville. 
Combs, Mr. A.B., Sr., Raleigh, NC — Mr. James P. Deavor. Dept. of 

Chemistry of USC, Columbia, S.C. Raymond & Marie Nicholson. 

Brevard. 
Connelly, James H., Morganton, NC — Judge Lacy H. Thornburg 

Webster, NC. 
Currie, Dr. Edward S., Gulfport, Miss. — Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. 

Hulme, Asheville. Dr. John L. HUlsman, Black Mountain. Mr. & 

Mrs. Clifford Shirley. Miss Carlisle Hoyt, Montreat. 
Curtis, Mrs. Tilda Chandler — Adult Sunday School Class of First 

Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
Dillingham, Mr. J. Houston — Mr & Mrs. Jack H Duckett, Enka. 
Drysdale, Mrs. Bruce, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. 

Rogers, Hendersonville. 
Eller, Mr. Earl W., Asheville — American Legion Rockwell Ballcw 

Post #2, Asheville. 
Durfee, Mrs. Cary K. — Dr, & Mrs. ED. Peasley, Asheville. 
Erb, Mrs. Arthur, Rochester, NY — Mrs, Stewart N. Lewis, Asheville, 
Fain, Mr. James T., Jr., Hendersonville — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas. Hendersonville. 
Gardner, Miss Ruth, Westfield, Mass. — Mr & Mrs. Harry L 

Rogers, Hendersonville. 
Galloway, Mrs. Annie, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Patterson, 

Brevard. 
Holden, Mr. Cecil, Horse Shoe — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 

Hendersonville. 
Hartwell, Mr. Don E., Waynesville — Adult Sunday School Class of 

First Presbyterian Church. Waynesville. 
Hoyt, The Rev. S. Browne, Montreat — Dr John L, Hillsman, Black 

Mountain. Miss Mary Gillis. Canton. Dr. Anna Hines, Mars Hill. 

Brittains Cove Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Hygon, Mrs. Anne, Asheville — Mrs. Earl Pitmon, Mrs. D.K. Drum, 

Asheville. 
Ingle, Mr. Clarence E., Sr., Weaverville — Mrs. Queen Ann Brown, 

Asheville. 
Johnson, Mr. James, Asheville — Women of Keniiworth Presbyterian 

Church. Asheville. 
Jones, Mr. George, Greensboro, NC — Fellowship Sunday School 

Class of Arden Presbyterian Church, Arden. 
Kimzey, Mr. Robert T., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs Perry Allison, Mr & 

Mrs. James Wagoner, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Evans, Horse Shoe. 

Mary Allison Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 
Low, Mrs. E.M., Asheville — Women of Keniiworth Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 
McConnell, Mr. T.L., Florence, Ala. — Mrs. Clara H. Parham, Mrs. 

Mildred H. Martin, Rachel E. White. Mens Bible Class of First 

Presbyterian Church. Mrs. J.B. Bigham. The J.M. Rose Family, 

Nelle & Jennie Creasman, Miss Annie Reid Poag, Asheville. 
McLean, Marie B. — Mrs. Carolyn H. Parris, Asheville. 
Messer, Mr. Jess, Valdese, NC — Minnie S. Robinson & Family. 

Waynesville. 
Morris, Mr. Paul, Weaverville — Robert & Frances Morris, 

Charleston. W. Va. The Morris Nephews & Ethel. Bill & Louise Gar 

rison. Weaverville, 
Morrison, Mr. Allen T., Asheville — Mrs. John H. Campbell, Mr. & 

Mrs. George H. Soule, 111. Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Monroe Redden, 

Jr.. Hendersonville. 
Morrow, Mr. Lidia, Asheville — Bryan & Ada Sheehan. Weaverville. 

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Tweed, Asheville. 
Nelson, Dr. Ralph M., Asheville — Women of Keniiworth Presbyte- 
rian Church, Asheville. 
Nicholas, Mrs. Virginia, Weaverville — Brittains Cove Presbyterian 

Church, Weaverville. 
Ohmann, Dr. O.A., Hendersonville — Dr & Mrs. Corbin Williams. 

Mr. & Mrs. George W. Caisse, Hendersonville. 
Pace, Mrs. Carrie, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. George Caissee. 

Hendersonville. 
Peterson, Mrs. Joe Oliver, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Fred J. 
Houk, Maitland, Fla. 

Price, Mrs. Brittle, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner. Sylva. 
Quarngesser, Minette, Baltimore, Md. — Mr. W C. Hicklin, Arden. 
Renfro, Mr. Don H., Asheville — Rockwell Ballew Post #2 of 

American Legion, Asheville. 
Ridgely, Mrs. Russell S., Hendersonville — Mr & Mrs George W. 

Caisse, Hendersonville. 
Rose, Georgiana K., Brevard — John & Louise Stroup. Mr, & Mrs, 

Tom J. Stroup, Raymond & Marie Nicholson. Mr. & Mrs. James L. 

Hawkins, Mr, & Mrs. G.E. Uhler. Mrs. Frances R Ferrell, Mr. & 

Mrs, Grady Brittain. Circle #2 of Brevard-Davidson River 

Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Smart, Circle #3 of 

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Brevard. Mrs. Ada H. 

Allison. Pisgah Forest. Mr. & Mrs. R.H. Moore. Babson Park. Fla. 
Setser, Mr. Andy, Franklin — Mr & Mrs. Richard Stott. Franklin. 
Shook, Mr. Leon, Brevard — Mr, & Mrs. Arthur Smart. Brevard. 
Sluyter, Dr. Stanley, Holland, Mich. — Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E. 

Egeler. Hendersonville. 
Smith, Mrs. Julia, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Easton L. Hulme, 

Asheville. 
Soderquist, Mrs. Osceola E., Asheville — Ralph & Anne Robertson, 

Titusville, Fla. Women of Keniiworth Presbyterian Church, Mr. 

Howard A. Warren, Asheville. 
Staton, Mr. BiIly,G., Hendersonville — Mr & Mrs Harry L. Rogers. 

Hendersonville. 
Staton, Mr. W.R., Dana — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hender 

sonville. 
Stepp, Amelia B , Black Mountain — Lakey Gap Presbyterian 

Church. Black Mountain. 
Thorpe, Mrs. Leslie B., Longview, Wash. — Mr. & Mrs. William 

McKay, Flat Rock. 
Williams, Mr. Jacob Meyer, Hendersonville — Senator & Mrs, Bo 

Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Hendersonville. 
Williamson, Mrs. Mary Manley, Asheville — Mrs. Julia B. Stepp, 

Asheville. 




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McKENZIE ELECTED MODERATOR 



Pastors Salary /Benefits recommended terms voted on! 




Presbyterian Elder, Mr. Donald C. 
McKenzie, was nominated Moderator Elect 
at the conclusion of the April 14, 1981, ad- 
journed spring meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery. Asheville Presbytery is the mid- 
dle court for the Presbyterian Church in the 
US which includes all Presbyterian Churches 
in Western North Carolina. The meeting 
was held in the historic Andrews 
Presbyterian Church in Andrews, N.C. 

McKenzie, the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Home for 
Children at Black Mountain for the last twenty-five years, was elected 
Ruling Elder at the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church many years 
ago. Now a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Swannanoa 
where the children of the "Home" worship each Sunday, he serves as a 
Sunday School teacher and wears many hats as the "Big Daddy" of 
some 52 children. McKenzie, known for his skills and success in 
athletics and coaching, has also achieved prominence in the academic 
community. He earned his Master's Degree from Western Carolina 
University in School Administration. McKenzie served as coach and 
teacher of Biltmore High School and for several years was the beloved 
principal of Leicester High School. He and Mrs. McKenzie (the former 
Frankie Mullinax) have two children. Susan, a college graduate and 
now employed as a medical technologist, and Donald, Jr., a college 
student, who has been drafted as a professional baseball player by the 
Seattle Mariners. 



McKenzie serves on Asheville Presbytery's Executive Mission Com- 
mittee and is the first person in the Presbytery to serve two terms as 
Moderator. He was elected Moderator in 1962, McKenzie will be 
handed the gavel at the July meeting at Murphy Presbyterian Church 
when Ruling Elder and current Moderator, P.K. Ferree, preaches the 
retiring Moderator's sermon. 

A communion service was conducted by the Reverend Wayne Davis 
and the Reverend Larry Wilson. After a report from Brazil by the 
Reverend Donald Williams, presbytery's organizational procedures 
began. Before executive committees reported, representatives from St. 
Andrews Presbyterian College, Montreat Anderson College, and the 
N.C. Presbyterian Historical Society presented information and finan- 
cial requests. Mr. Cecil Hannaford, from the Board of Annuities and 
Relief in Atlanta, presented the Court facts and information regarding 
retirement and the hospitalization plan for ministers and church 
employees. Elders were especially interested in some of the material 
regarding the church's payment for ministerial benefits. 

Mrs. John Stevens, Presbytery's Contact Person as "Hunger Enabler" 
reported on her recent trip to Washington, D.C for Impact which was 
sponsored by Presbytery's Mission Committee. 

Minimum Salary Recommendations Approved 

The report of the Commission of the Minister recommended that 
terms of pastoral call in Arden, Highlands, Oak Forest, and Montreat 
be amended. Salary and benefit increases for these preachers range 
from $4350 to $1100. The Commission on the Minister initiated the 

cont'd on page 3 



April 21, 1981 — Ministers and Wives Luncheon, 
Hallmark Cafeteria, 12:30 o'clock, Innsbruck Mall 
April 23, 1981 Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

April 25, 1981 — Ladies of the Manse meet at 11:30 
a.m. with Ann Renegar, Horse Shoe, N.C. 
May 19, 1981 — Ministers and Wives Luncheon, 
Hallmark Cafeteria, 12:30 o'clock, Innsbruck Mall. 
May 20, 1981 — General Assembly Meets — Houston, 
Texas 

May 21, 1981 - MOC, Spring Rally 
May 28, 1981 - Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

June 2-3, 1981 — Synod of N.C. Meeting, Montreat, 
NC 

June 8-9, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, Fayetteville, 
NC 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
YOUR CALENDAR 

June 16, 1981 — Ministers and Wives Luncheon, 
Hallmark Cafeteria, Innsbruck Mall, 12:30 o'clock. 
June 16, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive Meeting, 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
June 18, 1981 — Christian Education Executive 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
June 18, 1981 - C.R.V. Executive Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 
June 23, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 Noon (This is a 
change of date) 

June 25, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

June 30, 1981 Moderator's Meeting, S&W 

Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
July 14, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, Mur- 
phy Presbyterian Church, host, Murphy, NC, 9:00 
o'clock registration 






:uiojj 




Phone Presbytery 

Office for details 

(Jayne Patton) 

(704) 258-8143 



July 23, 1981 - Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

August 24-25, 1981 — Executives' Meeting, Wilm- 
ington, NC 

August 27, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

September 15, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 
September 15, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 
NOON. 

September 17, 1981 — Christian Education Commit- 
tee Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 
p.m. 

September 17, 1981 — C.R.V. Executive Committee 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 
September 24, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

September 29, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
October 13, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, 
Highlands Presbyterian Church, host, Highlands, 
NC, 9:00 o'clock registration 

October 15, 1981 - MOC Fall Rally, Presbyterian 
Home, Black Mountain, NC 

October 22, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

November 16-17, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, Synod 
is host, Raleigh, NC 

November 19, 1981 -r- Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April/May 1981 



CAMPUS MINISTRY 

Western Carolina University & 
Cullowhee Church Grow 

In a recent meeting of Campus Ministers 
from the Synod of N.C., the Reverend James 
Hornsby, gave the following information for the 
1980-81 school year. 

(1) We have had a full-time volunteer lady working as "Campus 
Ministry Intern" this entire school year. 

(2) We meet with over 140 students at each of three fall open-house 
functions to start the school year. 

(3) Sunday Worship: 50-100 students. 50-70 adults and family; most 
Sundays the sanctuary is full (140-150). 

(4) Short outings: 8 tubing, hiking, and skiing events (10-25 Students). 

(5) Sunday evening program: attendance varies from 30-60, special 
programs drew over 100. 

(6) Bible study/leadership training: We have 20 students and 12 adults 
involved in regular groups. 

(7) Counseling: I average 8 hours per week with students and 4 hours 
per week with adults. 

(8) Retreats, hikes, overnight events: 3 events— 17 to 30 students. 

(9) High School outreach: 12 students training and involved in per- 
sonal contact, teen clubs, outings & retreats, and 
Bible/prayer/fellowship groups. 

(10) Nursing Home Ministry: 8 students training and involved in weekly 
visits. 

(11) Birthright Chapter established (with two other campus ministry 
groups) full services established with 20 trained volunteers. 

(12) Tour of Christian Communities: This was an extremely effective 12 
day tour of six locations in the Southeast— 17 participants. 

(13) Interchurch athletic league established with six campus 
ministries — 30 involved from Presbyterian Center. 

(14) Special 6-week series: "Focus on the Family" with Dr. James Dob- 
son. Over 120 in attendance most weeks, 

(15) Annual spring retreat: April 10-12 — 30 expected. * 

(16) Annual Grand Finale Banquet: over 80 expected. 

(17) Special Emphasis Week on Nuclear Disarmament: 4 ministries and 
the Campus Forum series involved. 

(18) Our summer and fall plans are under way and will continue full 
programming. 

(19) Weekly meetings with other campus ministries and quarterly 
meetings with the Chancellor of the University. 

Other campuses represented at the meeting 
were the University of N.C. -Chapel Hill , 
Greensboro, Wilmington, and Charlotte; N.C. 
Central; Lees-McRae; East Carolina; Ap- 
palachian State; N.C. State; and Duke Univer- 
sity. The Reverend Sam Shoemaker, pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Lumberton, 
N.C. serves as Chairman of the ministry group. 
The Reverend William R. Anderson, Asheville 
Presbytery Executive and William Farthing, 
Vice President of Lees McRae College served as 
members of the Ministry Group on Higher 
Education and as hosts for the evening. 

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL 
OFFERING 

by Mrs. Murray Miller, Trustee 
Presbyterian Home, Inc. 

The Presbyterian Home, Inc. in High Point, North 
Carolina is a "home" for aging persons sponsored by 
our Presbyterian Synod of North Carolina. 

At present, we have 65 apartments, 18 duplexes, 15 
cottages, and 83 rooms in the main building, plus a 
68 bed skilled nursing unit with a staff physician of- 
fering weekly therapy and other services. 

There are now 1200 names on the approved waiting 
list. With the increase in cost of food, fuel, services, 
and medical care, we are trying to provide quality ser- 
vice amid rising costs. We are also challenged by our 
long waiting list, to provide additional space in the 
nursing unit, and to increase our capacity by an addi 
tional 50 units. 

Won't you prayerfully consider giving to your 
Presbyterian Home in High Point to help provide a 
place for the elderly on MOTHER'S DAY? 

Do You Know Your 
Churches?? 





Presbyterians, can you locate this historical 
Ole Church in Asheville Presbytery? The 
drive out Canton-Waynesville way is a pretty 
one anytime of year! 



CANTON PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Canton, N.C. 

Charles A. Hammond, 
Executive Presbyter of 
Wabash Valley Presby- 
tery was elected 
Moderator of the 192nd 
General Assembly of the 
United Presybyterian 
Church, May 28, 1981. 

A native of Canton, North Carolina, at age 
47, Mr. Hammond is the youngest person to be 
elected moderator of a UP General Assembly. 
He attended San Francisco Theological 
Seminary and graduated from Princeton 
Seminary in 1958. 

People in Asheville Presbytery will remember 
that the father of Charles Hammond was pastor 
of the Canton Presbyterian Church for many 
years. 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Hendersonville, N.C. 

For four Sunday evenings, April 12 through 
May 2, a series of films by Henry Brandt will be 
shown in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian 
Church. Dr. Brandt is a Christian psychologist 
and a very effective marriage counselor. The 
four films will help all to begin to refine and 
strengthen their marriages and to see areas of 
potential conflict. These will be informal 
meetings and everyone is encouraged to come 
whether unmarried or contemplating marriage, 
whether ecstatically happy in marriage, secure in 
marriage, unhappy in marriage, divorced, or 
none of the above. As a church family come and 
begin to do some tough thinking these films 
give a place to begin. 

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Hendersonville, N.C. 

Trinity held workshops the first two Sundays 
in March for welcoming children to the Lord's 
Supper. March 1 about twenty parents and in- 
terested adults gathered to talk about the mean- 
ing of the sacraments, how children understand 
these meanings, and the plan Trinity has 
adopted to welcome children to the Lord's 
Table. On Sunday, March 8, about sixty 
children and parents shared in a workshop about 
the meaning of the Lord's Supper. 

The Reverend Kissling, pastor of Trinity, 
stated that "I have had a rare opportunity in my 
ministry — being invited into homes specifically 
to discuss the Christian faith and the meaning of 
Holy Communion with children and their 
parents. I had no idea how exciting it would 
be. . . Though the process has only begun, I 
sense that it has already provided a welcome op- 
portunity for conversation, reflection, and study 
that will deepen our spirirtual life as a communi- 
ty of faith." 

On Maunday Thursday, an adaptation of the 
Ancient Tenebrae (latin word for shadows) ser- 
vice was observed. The sanctuary was lighted by 
candlelight and progressively darkened as 
candles were extinguished during the service. At 
the end, only one candle remained burn- 
ing—this light removed for a short time, sym- 
bolized Christ's three days in the tomb. The light 
then was returned to spread its light through the 
disciples, symbolized by the choir. 

This was a service of narration and music, ac- 
companied by chorales by the choir and narra- 
tion of the scripture telling of the betrayal and 
crucifixion of Jesus. The service was a powerful 
and moving preparation for sharing around the 
Lord's Table. 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




monih lo William R Anderson. 
-10 Church Strrei. Asheville, NC 'iBBOl 
Phone: (7041 258 81-11 



RICEVILLE 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 

Recent activities of the Riceville Church have 
centered around helping each person ex- 
perience the meaning of Christ's death and 
resurrection. The Maunday Thursday Commu- 
nion Service, with the Bethel United Methodist 
Church attending, was especially meaningful. 
The Bethel minister, the Reverend Garry 
Green, gave the message. 

Dr. J. Michael Hester was guest minister on 
Sunday, April 26, while the Reverend Ayers was 
on vacation. 

During the month of May, the Wednesday 
night study of "Christian Explorations" will 
focus on dealing with anger. This study is offer- 
ing practical help to the Christian in today's 
unsettled world. 

BRYSON CITY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Bryson City, N.C. 

The March Family Night Supper was a very 
special one. Following the meal, the congrega- 
tion was treated to a "Talent Night". The per- 
formers, most of whom were church members, 
treated the audience to a variety of acts, in- 
cluding musical, magic, storytelling, the smallest 
man & woman, and the ugliest man in the 
world. Everyone present had a delightful even- 
ing. 

Attendance at the Youth Group's "Fun 
Nights", which are held one Saturday a month, 
has been good. Those attending have enjoyed 
movies and refreshments, and plans for other ac- 
tivities are in the works. 

A large group of young people are planning to 
attend the Youth Retreat to be held at Lake 
Junaluska and are hoping to earn the money 
themselves by sponsoring fund-raising projects. 

GRACE COVENANT 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, N.C. 

The next few weeks should be interesting at 
GCPC as two adult Sunday School classes will be 
reading, discussing and studying some in- 
teresting books and short stories looking at the 
religious themes of each. 

One class will be guided through such stories 
as "The Christian Roommates" by John Updike; 
"A Hunger Artist" by Franz Kafka, and 
"Greenleaf ' by Flannory O'Conner. In May, this 
class will be especially for parents of pre- 
adolescents and adolescents. A series of tapes, 
produced by Dr. James Dobson, will be used to 
help parents prepare themselves and their 
children to live joyfully through the adolescent 
years. 

The other adult classes will be studying The 
Kink And I. It will help us identify and correct 
the kinks that keep us from being the person God 
intended. Then, we will discover the joy of un- 
twisted living and how to better understand 
ourselves as Christians in today's world. 

Thursday evening, April 30, Grace Covenant 
looks forward to again having Bob Morely pre- 
sent his program of music and give his message 
about the Christian faith. Bob's unique and 
refreshing style appeals to children, youth, and 
adults. Everyone is invited. 



April/May 1981 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



HOW DID YOU DO?? 

A LISTING OF 1980 BENEVOLENCE DOLLARS FROM 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY CHURCHES APPLIED TO 
THE BUDGET AND/OR DESIGNATED ACCORDING TO 
YOUR INDIVIDUAL TREASURER'S INSTRUCTIONS 
TOTAL PER 
BUDGETED MEMBER 
CHURCH BENEVOLENCES GIVING 



Andrews 


$ 1,235.70 


22.47 


Arden 


14,455.00 


21.93 


Asheville First 


48,819.83 


43.28 


Bethel (C) 


70.00 


6.36 


Bethel (H) 


1,724.44 


41.06 


Black Mountain 


16,043.27 


52.95 


Brevard-Davidson River 


22,506.85 


34.68 


Brittains Cove 


875.00 


30.17 


Bryson City 


8,039.73 


86.45 


Canton 


3,406.63 


28.39 


Cul lowhee 


1,600.00 


26.67 


Dillingham 


1,620.60 


10.39 


Etowah 


2,408.63 


26.47 


Franklin 


6,517.16 


26.07 


Grace Covenant 


26,553.92 


42.97 


Hayesville 


1,280.00 


40.00 


Hendersonville 


21,264.00 


52.50 


Highlands 


7,478.87 


43.74 


Ivy Park 


375.00 


62.50 


Kenilworth 


7,111.19 


23.70 


Lakey Gap 


3,559.92 


53.13 


Malvern Hills 


5,377.47 


39.83 


Mills River 


3,700.00 


16.59 


Montreat 


12,123.15 


42.09 


Morrison 


2,768.64 


52.24 


Murphy 


2,591.90 


38.12 


Oak Forest 


13,082.58 


49.93 


Ricevil le 


2,968.00 


29.68 


Swannanoa 


2,844.45 


18.59 


Syl va 


5,205.00 


48.19 


Trinity 


10,478.15 


33.91 


Waynesville 


4,275.00 


28.13 


Weavervil le 


14,220.41 


44.86 


West Ashevil le 


7,952.87 


28.61 


Westminster 


13,045.21 


48.31 



Presbytery Meets 

cont'd from page 1 

motion which caused recently adopted minimum 
salary recommendations to be amended to the follow- 
ing categories: 

(1) the minimum salary and benefit package of a 
minister with two years experience or less shall 
be $18,000. 

(2) the minimum salary and benefit package of a 
minister with two to five years experience shall 
be $20,000. 

(3) the minimum salary and benefit package for 
ministers with five years experience shall be 
$22,000. 

Some discussion took place regarding a 
definition of "an enforceable minimum" and a 
"recommended minimum." It was generally 
conceded by those present that the package 
adopted by Asheville Presbytery was a recom- 
mendation. The Commission suggested that the 
churches, below recommended minimums, set 
as their goal, for the next calendar year, a plan 
to upgrade their salary and benefit packages. 
Moderator Ferree commended the Commission 
on the Minister for their diligent work. 

In a special Mission Committee report, Ex- 
ecutive Chairman, the Reverend Woodland 
Johnson, reported that Asheville Presbytery's 
Mission Committee (PCUS) has been meeting 
with the United Presbyterian Church (UPUSA) 
Mission Committee in planning a new church 
development. He noted that this committee had 
received reports from the Yancey County 
Chamber of Commerce and the Director of 
Historic Resources for Buncombe County re- 
garding future growth areas. The areas which 
hold the most promise for development are 
Leicester, Reems Creek, and Mars Hill. Chair- 
man Johnson indicated the concern at this time 
is the acquisition of property in the Reems 
Creek Section. He noted that the group was 
looking at areas such as Cashiers, Conestee 
Falls, and others which might show future 
potential. A special sub-committee has been ap- 
pointed to work in this project. Committee 



A 


SPECIAL* 


REPORT 




MISSIONARY GIVING 




THE CHRISTIAN WITNESS OFFERING 


CHURCH 




TOTAL 


PER MEMBER 


Franklin 


$ 


1,681.00 


$ 67.24 


Asheville First 




6,723.97 


59.61 


Oak Forest 




489.50 


18.68 


Ivy Park 




100.00 


16.67 


Brevard-Davidson 


River 


840.30 


12.95 


Black Mountain 




3,554.20 


11.73 


Bryson City 




1,083.00 


11.65 


Brittains Cove 




150.00 


5.17 


Morrison 




250.00 


4.72 


Montreat 




953.74 


3.31 


Canton 




343.13 


2.86 


West Asheville 




560.00 


2.01 


Dillingham 




292.30 


1.87 


Trinity 




472.25 


1.53 


Mills River 




300.00 


1.35 


Kenilworth 




365.03 


1.22 


Etowah 




98.00 


1.08 


Rice vi lie 




76.00 


.76 


Grace Covenant 




282.00 


.46 



$ 18,614.42 
* Audited figures from 1980 Church records 

members include the Reverend Woodland 
Johnson (Highlands); the Reverend Albert 
Kissling (Trinity-Hendersonville); Ruling Elder 
Dan Ray (Weaverville); Ruling Elder Andy 
McDonough (Highlands); and Ruling Elder, 
Mrs. Kathryn Brinkley (Kenilworth). Any con- 
cerns for potential church development should 
be referred directly to the Mission Committee in 
care of the Presbytery Office. 

The Christian Education Committee review- 
ed a written report which was adopted. Among 
the recommendations was a plan for preparing 
the new philosophy in Asheville Presbytery of 
Christian Education. 

1981 Camp Plans Adopted 

The Camp Council, under the direction of 
Ruling Elder, E.A. Andrews, announced there 
would be no Youth Camping program in 
Asheville Presbytery for the summer of 1981. 
The Camp Council is continuing study of a 
future course of action regarding camping as 
part of the Presbytery's Christian Education 
program. Presbyterian camps in the area 
recommended to parents and children for the 
summer of 1981. 

Adult advisors for the Senior High Youth 
Council were approved Dan McLain (Black 
Mountain); Kurt Gebhard (Brevard Davidson 
River); Mark Musser (Arden); Janet Trostel 
(Canton) with the Reverend William Serjak 
continuing to serve in an ex-officio capacity. 

Colonel Ham Adams announced plans for 
Asheville Presbytery's Men of the Church 
meetings. Spring Rally will be May 21 , 1981 and 
Fall Rally is set for October 15, 1981. The Fall 
Rally will be the traditional barbecue by Gus 
Kools at the Presbyterian Home for Children. 
Colonel Adams indicated location for the 
Spring Meeting would be announced within the 
week and that he would notify MOC groups by 
letter or telephone. 



Sherwood, Mrs. Ruth, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Weaver, 
Mrs. D.K. Drum, Mrs. Earl W. Pitmon, Mr. & Mrs. Walter S. Rid- 
dle. Mabel V. Conn, Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. B.L. Prince, Jacksonville, FLA. 

Sledge, Mrs. Lucille, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Davis, 
Brevard. 

Smith, Mr. Lloyd T., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville. 

Snap, Mrs. Ora, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John W. Pritchard, 
Asheville. 

Soderquist, Mrs. Osceola E., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Jack Gravely, 
Mrs. E.H. Corpening, Mrs. Ruth Jones, Mrs. Janie Paul, Brevard. 
J.W. Vanderwart, Mr. & Mrs. Henry L. Ausband, Asheville. 

Stewart, Mr. Julius M., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. 
Williams, Hendersonville. 

Taylor, Mrs. Mildred T., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Stanley Capps & 
David, Asheville. Betty Morrison, Washington, DC. 

Vines, Mr. Eric, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 
Hendersonville. 

Winget, Mr. James M., Sr., Brevard, NC — Paul W. & Marion 
Schlunz, Brevard. 

Young, Mr. Carl B., Johnson City, TN — Dr. & Mrs. Mitchell Hat 
chett, Asheville. Mrs. L.L. Oxford, Bristol, TN. 



iMenwial (Sifte 

Avant, Mrs. Maggie — Mr. & Mrs. George L. Chumbley, Jr., Dr. & 
Mrs. D.W. Bronson, III, Asheville. 

Allman, Eugene, Horse Shoe, NC — Gene & Jean Usher, Henderson 
ville. 

Bailey, John, Davidson, NC — Mr. & Mrs. E.F. Camenzind. Brevard 

Bailey, Mrs. Macy, Oteen, NC — Nan Killian, Asheville, 

Ballinger, Mr. Ted, Landrum, SC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines 
Brevard. 

Bradshaw, Mr. Charles, Waynesville, NC — S.J. Vavruska, Hazel 
wood. Mr. & Mrs. M.R. Whisenhunt, Bill, Carolyn and Alan Metts 
Waynesville. 

Bridgeman, Mr. Charles, Landrum, SC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete 
Gaines, Brevard. 

Bridges, Mr. Clark, Landrum, SC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 
Brevard. 

Brigman, Mr. Charles H., Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. H.H. 
Deal, Mrs. Florence Porter, Asheville. 

Brown, Mrs. Claude, Atlanta, GA — Gene & Jean Usher, Henderson- 
ville. 

Buchner, Mr. Everette O. — Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Stone, Asheville. 

Byrd, Miss Alma, Hendersonville — Carolyn Kimzey, Horse Shoe. 

Chappell, Mrs. Helen — Dr. & Mrs. Clinton L. Border, Jr.. Waynes- 
ville. 

Clark, Miss Eva, Asheville — Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Paul S. Crowder, Asheville. 

Currie, Dr. Ed, Montreat, NC — Women of Montreat Presbyterian 
Church, Montreat. 

Dickson, Mrs. Ruth, SC — Mr. & Mrs. G. Kendall Leemon, Jr., 
Priscilla & Dick Jewett, John and Lib Pritchard, Asheville. 

Fain, Mr. James T., Jr., Hendersonville — Mrs. James Harberson, 
Hendersonville. 

Galloway, Mrs. Annie, Brevard, NC — Mrs. Frank Ferrell. Mr. & 
Mrs. E.F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

Graham, Mr. Sidney F., Spring, TX — Mr. & Mrs. John G. Dorward, 
Flat Rock. 

Gueldner, Alverna — Mr. & Mrs. Louis Johnson, Pisgah Forest, NC. 

Hall, Mrs. Burwell, Chattanooga, TN — Ruth M. Fanning, 
Asheville. 

Harwood, Miss Lillian, Evanston, ILL — Christine H. MacMartin, 
Hendersonville. 

Haynie, Mr. Fred, Andrews, NC — 3-M Sunday School Class, Women 
of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Herbert, Dr. Charles, Pikeville, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Theodore E. Pat- 
ton, Mr. & Mrs. Ellery R. Baxter, Circle #1 of Grace Covenant 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Hoyt, Rev. S. Browne, Montreat, NC — Presbyterian Ministers & 
Wives Organization, Black Mountain. 

Huffman, Mrs., Hickory, NC — Helen & Fred Hooper, Sylva. 

Huggins, Mr. J.L., Jr., Gastonia, NC — M.B. & George Wheeler, 
Jr., Brevard. 

Justice, Mr. Joseph P. — Mr. & Mrs. Louis Johnson, Pisgah Forest. 

Kew, Mr. George, Van Nuys, CA — Mrs. James S. Lindsay, Hender- 
sonville. 

Kimzey, Mr. Robert T., Brevard, NC — Thomas A. Hawkins, Hazel 
McCormick, Brevard. 

Laurens, Mrs. Jennie, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Davis, 
Brevard. 

Leonard, Mr. Bruce, Lexington, NC — The Supper Club, Mrs. Ar 
nold Phillips, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Clancy, Asheville. 

McConnell, Mr. T.L., Florence, ALA — Katherine Burgess 
Asheville. 

McCracken, Mr. Hiram, Waynesville, NC — William F Swift, Jr. 
Waynesville. 

McCrary, Mr. Charles, Asheville, NC — Raymond & Marie Nichol 
son, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Vernon W. Brown, Jr., Asheville. 

McGlasman, Mrs. Nellie, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. H.C 
McKinley, Hendersonville. 

Motley, Mrs. Gladys, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Frances Muller 
Asheville. 

Newman, Mr. Ray, Bryson City, NC — Felix & Nelle Potts, Bryson 
City. 

Noffz, Mr. Joseph E., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. 
Clark, Mr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Otis E. Stepp, Canton. 

Penny, Mrs. Earl, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. James Harberson, 
Hendersonville. 

Peterson, Mrs. Joe, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs, C.F. Stonecipher, 
Hendersonville. 

Reardon, Col. John D., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber. Hendersonville. 

Renshaw, Mr. Thomas N., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas D. Clark, Christine H. MacMartin, Mrs. Ruth H. Allen, 
Mrs. Walter Pike, Helen & Kurt C. Drews, Mrs. Melvin R. Lane, 
W.A. Franklin, Mrs. C.F. Stonecipher, The Family of Lewis E. 
Jones, Mr. Lee Jr. Brimner, Miss Ruth L. Brimner, Mr. & Mrs. 
David W. Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Miss Elizabeth Ran- 
dolph, Dr. & Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry F. Williams, Jr., Mrs. L.H. McKay, Flat Rock. Maria B. Flet- 
cher, Fletcher. Mrs. Georgie W. Bozardt, West Columbia, SC. Mrs. 
Elmo L. Brown, Eleanor Brown, Asheville. Mrs. Blanche S. Reitzel, 
Statesville, NC. Miss Viola Gaither, Mr. & Mrs. Ross Clendenin, Miss 
Blanche Wilhelm, Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Page, Cleveland, NC. Congaree 
Presbyterian Church Choir, Columbia, SC. Mrs. Evelyn Steele 
Llewellyn, Richmond, VA. 

Rickman, David, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. F.E. Shull, Canton. 

Rose, Mrs. Georgiana, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Davis, Thomas A. Hawkins, Hazel McCor 
mick, Circle #4 of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 
Brevard. 

Ruff, Mr. Roy H., Hazelwood, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John Ballinger. 
Hazelwood. 

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April/May 1981 




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COMMISSIONERS TO 
RECEIVE GA BRIEFING 

A Briefing for 
Asheville Presbytery's 
Commissioners to the 
121st General Assembly 
on the organization of the 
highest Court's annual 
meeting and on issues ex- 
pected to come before 
the Court will be con- 
ducted at the First 
Presbyterian Church in 
Greensboro, N.C., May 1 
and 2. 

Mr. Jim Andrews, 
General Assembly's 1 
Stated Clerk will present 
the issues coming before 
the Court. The Briefing 
will also include a mock 
session of the General 
Assembly with everyone 
from Asheville Presbytery 
participating. This mock 
session will include 
meetings of standing 
committees and a plenary 
session. The Briefing is 
for Commissioners and 
alternates. 

Outstanding resource people for the event 
will be N.C. church leaders. The session will 
begin in Greensboro with registration at 1:00 
p.m. on Friday, May 1. On Saturday morning, 
May 2, part of the program will feature morn- 
ing worship, the mock General Assembly, and a 
period for questions and answers. 

1982 WORLD'S FAIR 

Asheville Presbytery churches and friends will 
be excited to learn that the Presbyterian Church 
in the US will participate with other denomina- 
tions in their locally designed and managed 
presence. The General Assembly Mission Board 
will provide financial and personal resources to 
help Knoxville Presbytery and the religious 
community carry out this special form of 
evangelism. Eleven million people are expected 
to pass through the exhibition during the six 
months of the fair. The sharing of the Christian 
faith through exhibits, resources, and an audio 
visual presentation are planned. 

Outstanding 
Missionary Dies 

The Rev. Edward S. Currie, 92, PCUS Mis- 
sionary taken prisoner by the Japanese in China 
in 1941 and then turned out of China by the 
Communists in 1952, died Feb. 25, at the home 
of his son, Edward, in Gulfport, MS. 

After retirement he served as interim in 
several churches. The Curries lived at their 
home in Montreat until Mrs. Currie died in 
Oct. 1980. Services were conducted at Mon- 
treat. The family suggests memorials be made 
to the Currie Memorial Fund, care of the Divi- 
sion of International Mission, 341 Ponce De 
Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30365. The fund will 
be used as directed by the family for mission 
work in China and Taiwan. 



April-May 1981 
Entered as second-class mail at the Post Office at Asheville, N.C. 
under the act of March 3, 1879. Second class Postage paid at 
Asheville, N.C. 28802. 

Published Monthly at Asheville, N.C. by Asheville Presbytery 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Rev. William R. Anderson, Editor 
Mrs. Jayne Patton — Asst. To The Editor 

Telephone 704 258-8143 

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Bill Anderson, Jr. Will 

Attend G.A. as College 

Advisory Youth 

Selected by Presbytery Nominating 

Committee 
Anderson, a college 
freshman at Lees McRae 
in Banner Elk, N.C. and 
a member of the Mon- 
treat Presbyterian 
Church, will attend the 
121st General Assembly 
of the PCUS in Houston, 

r-~ a i Wm. Anderson, 

lexas. Anderson wasM C R. ac student 
selected by the Presbytery's Nominating Com- 
mittee. Bill (Jr.), son of the Reverend and Mrs. 
William R. Anderson, plans to study medicine 
as a vocation and will enroll at UNC-Chapel 
Hill when he completes his studies from Lees 
McRae. 

Thielman Goes To Korea 

Dr. Thielman left for 
Korea immediately 
following Easter Worship 
services at the Montreat 
Presbyterian Church. At 
the invitation of the 
PCUS Mission Board and 
the Presbyterian Mission Dr. 
in Korea, Dr. Thielman Pas ' or ' Montreat Presby- 

... . . tenan Church and 

Will bring seven messages Chaplain, Montreal An- 
as speaker for the Annual derson College 
Mission Meeting and Retreat. Missionaries 
there face political upheaval and spiritual tur- 
moil. 




Calvin Thielman 



Mecklenburg 

Presbytery Overtures 

GA For Delegated 

Synods 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg voted at the 
Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church in 
Charlotte to overture the General Assembly to 
consider organizing the Synod of North 
Carolina as a delegated Synod in accordance 
with The Book of Church Order 17-1 (2). 

Presbytery Executive Anderson noted that if 
adopted, this would be a dramatic change for 
the Synod of North Carolina. "In a delegated 
Court, each Presbytery in the Synod is 
represented by Commissioners chosen by the 
Presbytery. Their numbers shall be in fixed 
ratio to the numbers of Commissioners each 
Presbytery is entitled to send to the General 
Assembly and in no case shall the ratio be less 
than a multiple of two. The Synod shall set the 
ratio figure. There shall be an equal number of 
ministers and ruling elders." Presently, each 
church in Asheville Presbytery sends a commis- 
sioner, and each pastor is required to attend. 

The Reverend David Parks, Dean of Mon- 
treat Anderson College, will preach in Dr. 
Thielman's absence. Many will remember that 
the Reverend and Mrs. Parks served as mis- 
sionaries assigned to this mission station. 
Nathan Thielman, son of the Dr. and Mrs. 
Thielman, is accompanying his father on the 
trip to Korea. Nathan is a member of the 
Presbytery's Senior High Youth Council and is 
junior at Owen High School in Swannanoa. 





Akers 



Evans 



Malvern Hills Presby- 
terian Church was filled 
to capacity for the An- 
nual Meeting of the 
Women of the Church. 
Information was ex- 
changed, inspiring 
message, and music com- 
pleted the meeting. 
Lunch was enjoyed by 
all. The WOC of 
Malvern Hills did a great 
job with all ar- 
rangements. New officers 
installed are: Mrs. 
Thelma Baker (Black 
Mountain) President 
Elect; Mrs. Mary Loiuse 
Carpenter (Oak Forest) 
Vice President; Miss June 
Lamb (Oak Forest) 
Recording Secretary; 
Mrs. Louise Johnson 
(Black Mountain) 
Treasurer; Miss Virginia 
Buchanan (Montreat) 
Historian; Mrs. Legatha 
Russel ( Weaverville) 
Chairperson, Personal 
Faith and Family Life; 
Mrs. Dorothy Pfennig 
(Kenilworth) Chairper- 
son, Leadership and 
Resources; Mrs. Wilma 
Cordaro (Arden) District 
III Chairperson. 

The 1981 NC Women's Conference will be 
held in Montreat, NC, June 11-14, with the 
theme "Know it Live it — Tell it where you 
are." 

Leading the Platform Bible Study will be Dr. 
Melicent Huneycutt, Professor of English and 
Bible at King College, Bristol, Tenn. She was a 



Ligon 



WOMEN OF THE 
CHURCH NEWS 

by Marion Beagle 

PCUS missionary to Korea during 1955-65 and 
taught English at Pheiffer College, 
Misenheimer, NC before coming to her present 
post. The Bible study will be of Romans 1-11, 
the 1981-82 Circle Bible Study entitled "Called 
by Grace to a Life of Love." 

Platform speakers will be Dr. Louis Evans, 
pastor of The National Presbyterian Church, 
Washington, DC, on Thursday evening; Mr. 
Bob Fenn, Director of Renewal Ministries for 
the Covenant Fellowship of Presbyterians on 
Friday evening; Dr. Wendell Ligon, pastor of 
Carmel Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, NC 
on Saturday evening; and Dr. John N. Akers, 
Professor of Bible at Montreat Anderson Col 
lege and Special Assistant to Dr. Billy Graham 
on Sunday Morning. 

Dr. J.L. Williams will be song leader and will 
direct the New Direction Singers of Burlington, 
NC in special music. 

Participants in the conference will have a 
choice of 18 Concern & Interest Groups and 18 
Responsibility Groups. Leaders for these groups 
included experience Women of the Church 
leaders and others, as Mrs. Louis Evans, the 
former movie actress Colleen Townsend (Friday 
morning only), Winona Jones, Chaplain at the 
NC Women's Prison at Raleigh, Carol Sho 
waiter, author of Diet, Discipline and 
Discipleship, and Dr. David Parks, Dean of 
Montreat Anderson College. 

The conference is planned for spiritual 
growth, fellowship, and worship. One of the 
most popular meetings in the Synod, last year's 
conference drew about 800 people. The con- 
ference will begin with supper Thursday, June 
11, and end with lunch, Sunday the 14th. 
Registration will begin in March; local 
presidents will have registration forms. Con- 
ference participants make their own housing ar- 
rangements, and it is recommended that this be 
done as early as possible. 




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Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



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SYNOD Meets at MONTREAT, 

JUNE 2-3 

Each church to be represented by Elder commissioned by the Session 




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Williard M. Sessler. 
Moderator, Synod of N.C. 



The annual meeting of the Synod of N.C. will 
be held June 2-3, 1981. The opening session of 
the 168th annual meeting will be convened at 
Anderson auditorium at 11 o'clock with regis- 
tration beginning at 9:00 o'clock. Many in the 
Synod are looking forward to the keynote inspi- 
rational message by the Reverend Dr. Ernest T. 
Campbell, pastor of the Riverside Presbyterian 
Church in New York City. Dr. Campbell is often described as one of 
the most stimulating and helpful preachers in America today. A 
former Synod Executive, Vernel Robert Jansen, will present a tenth 
anniversary report regarding Synod work. At this time, the editor is 
aware of a possible appearance of the Governor of North Carolina, a 
presbyterian from Raleigh, N.C. 

Expenses to be Met 

The expenses of travel and lodging are the responsibilities of the 
Asheville Presbytery church which the elder represents or the minister 
serves (Standing rule 2:6). The Docket Committee has set the registra- 
tion fee at $7.00. Elders and pastors desiring accommodations should 
contact Miss Nancy Copeland, Manager of the N.C. Mome in Mon- 
treal Synod will provide lunch on Tuesday, a mountain barbecue din- 
ner on Tuesday evening, and a breakfast and lunch on Wednesday. 
The Reverend Dr. James M. McChesney, Jr. has served as Interim 
General Secretary since Mr. Jansen resigned early in 1981. The Coor- 
dinating Council will present the name of the Reverend Dr. John D. 
MacLeod, Jr. of St. Petersburg, Florida for approval to the Synod 
Meeting to serve as the new General Executive from the Synod of 
North Carolina. 

1982 Budget Hearings 

Each church urged to have groups present June 29, 1981 

The Administration and Promotion Ex- 
ecutive Committee of Asheville Presbytery, with 
the Reverend Robert Henderson as Chairman, 
will host the 1982 Budget Hearings at 6:00 p.m. 
at the S & W Cafeteria at Asheville Mall. Repre- 
sentatives from the General Assembly, the 
Synod of N.C, the Presbyterian Home for 
Children, Montreat Anderson College, and the four executive commit- 
tees are all expected to present 1982 budgets to a large gathering from 




Rayburn Dean, 
Stewardship Chairman 



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The Reverend Dr. John 
D. MacLeod, Jr. 




New Synod Exec Called! 

Presbytery Executive MacLeod chosen! 

The Coordinating Council of the Synod of N.C. 
has approved the nomination of Dr. John D. 
MacLeod, Jr. to serve as the General Executive for 
the Synod of N.C. Dr. MacLeod, a native of Aber- 
deen, N.C, has been Executive Secretary of Ap- 
pomatox Presbytery and later Norfolk Presbytery. 
For the last five years, he has been Executive Presbytery of 
Westminster Presbytery in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. MacLeod is a 
graduate of Phiffer College and earned his Bachelors Degree from 

Eichelberger Called 
To Richmond 

Grace Covenant 's pastor called to be Senior 
Minister at Ginter Park Church 

The Reverend Hugh Eichelberger of Grace 
Covenant Presbyterian Church has been called 
to be Senior Minister at Ginter Park Presbyte- 
rian Church in Richmond, Virginia. The 
Reverend and Mrs. Eichelberger have four 
children; Sandra, Julia, Anne, and Lee. 

Asheville Presbytery will miss the Reverend 
Eichelberger and his leadership in Asheville 
Presbytery. Mr. Eichelberger said in a letter, 
mailed to church members, "this was not an 
easy decision for me and I feel a real sense of sadness in leaving Grace 
Covenant and Asheville Presbytery. It has been a pleasure to work with 
you. . .1 feel privileged to have been a part of your life and will value 
the many experiences that we have shared together. . .may God bless 
and keep you." 

Presbyterians will remember that during the six years of his Grace 

Cont'd, on page 2 

Skelton Retires 
June 30, 1981 

The Reverend James H. Skelton will retire as 
Chaplain of the North Carolina Juvenile Evalu- 
ation Center in Swannanoa, N.C. on June 30. 
Skelton, a member of Asheville Presbytery, pre- 
viously served as Chaplain of the Western North 
Carolina Medical Center in Black Mountain. 
Skelton 's retirement will be officially noted in a 
special announcement at Presbytery July 14. 

Serving as chaplain at the Sanatorium, Skelton was also Director of 
Special Services which included much of the therapeutic and recrea- 
tional activity engaged in by the patients. Concerning this phase of his 
work, Chaplain Skelton said: "I was the only preacher in North 
Carolina who ran a sewing school, a cooking school, a woodworking 
shop, and a craft program and didn't take up a collection on Sunday." 

Cont'd, on page 2 



The Reverend 
Hugh Eichelberger 



I ill 

: 










The Reverend 
James H. Skelton 






Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1981 



SKELTON RETIRES 

Cont'd, from page 1 

It is interesting to observe how James 
Skelton's widely varied experiences have worked 
together to prepare him in a very unique way 
for the ministry he performs. After graduating 
from Presbyterian College in 1940, the Ander- 
son, South Carolina native entered Union 
Theological Seminary in Virginia. When he was 
only a few months away from graduation, he 
voluntarily interrupted his seminary studies 
to join the U.S. Navy where he served twenty-six 
months as a Hospital Corpsman. In 1944, he 
was enrolled in Princeton Seminary under the 
Navy's VT2 Theological Program and com- 
pleted the requirements for the B.D. Degree. 
He was ordained by Piedmont Presbytery in 
South Carolina and was commissioned as a 
Navy Chaplain. After being released from ac- 
tive duty in the Navy in 1946, he re-entered 
Union Seminary and earned the Th.M. degTee. 
In February 1947, he was commissioned by the 
Executive Committee of Foreign Missions (now 
the Board of World Missions) and served as a 
member of the West Brazil Mission. This mis- 
sionary career was terminated in 1950 when it 
was discovered that Jim had contracted tuber- 
culosis. From February 1950 until July 1951, he 
was a patient at the Veterans Medical Center at 
Oteen, N.C. The following January (1952) 
Skelton became the first chaplain in the North 
Carolina Sanatorium system. For more than a 
quarter century, James H. Skelton served as 
Chaplain at the Western North Carolina hospi- 
tal and during those years this "Servant of God 
and Humanity" endeared himself to thousands 
who passed his way. In 1980 Skelton was ap- 
pointed Chaplain for the Juvenile Evaluation 
Center at Swannanoa. 

Skelton has done graduate work at the Yale 
School of Alcoholic Studies and the Medical 
School of the University of Kansas. Skelton is a 
former Moderator of Asheville Presbytery and 
served as a Commissioner to General Assembly. 
He is married to the former Audrey Brunkhurst 
and they have one son, Charles David 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY is grateful and 
thankful for the work of our Jim Skelton and 
wish him God's blessings in his retirement. 



New Synod Exec Called! 

Cont'd, from page 1 

Davidson College. He holds degrees from Union 
Theological Seminary and received his Doctor 
of Theology Degree from there. A rich service of 
pastoral service and long work in administrative 
echelons of the denomination, plus his strong 
commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, 
qualifies him emminently for this new 
challenge. Dr. MacLeod will assume his duties 
in early July. He replaces Mr. Robert Vernel 
Jansen who resijmed as Synod Executive to 
become Special Assistant to Governor Hunt at 
the State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. 



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ARDEN 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Arden, NC 

The congregation of Arden Presbyterian 
Church recently voted to begin an expansion of 
its educational and administrative facilities. 
This is considered to be one of the most impor- 
tant ventures of faith and action in the history 
of the church. Present facilities do not allow for 
the growing space needed for ministering to the 
children and adults of the congregation. Much 
study, planning, and prayer has gone into this 
project. The official commitment phase of the 
building program was begun with a congrega- 
tional dinner held Wednesday evening, April 
29. 



FIRST 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Highlands, NC 

The Session approved Mrs. Pris Dunning to 
serve as the Assistant to the Pastor for the 
months of June, July, and August. 

Pris has been actively involved in the activities 
of the First Presbyterian Church for many years. 
However, she has recently answered a call into 
the full-time ministry. Pris received her 
Bachelor of Ministry Degree on May 9, 
graduating with honors. In September she will 
enter seminary to prepare for her Master's work. 
Pris will also come under the care of the 
Asheville Presbytery in the next few months. 

Pastor and Mrs. Johnson will attend Denver 
81, June 24 through 30. This is the Second In- 
ternational Conference of this kind, on Mar- 
riage and Family Enrichment and Christian 
Counseling. The conference is sponsored by the 
Family Enrichment Foundation of Denver. 
Leaders of the conference include Dr. Gary Col- 
lins, Dr. Bruce Narramore, Norm Wright, and 
32 other leaders in the field of marriage and 
family and Christian counseling. 



EICHELBERGER 

Cont'd, from page 1 

Covenant pastorate that the membership rose 
from 485 in 1975 to the present total of 640. 
Eichelberger was the founding pastor of Trinity 
Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville and saw 
that membership rise from 50 to 340 members. 
One of Grace Covenant's session members sum- 
marized his operation as a Moderator: "Ad- 
ministrative skill that would net millions in in- 
dustry; ability to call out the full measure of 
talent and capacity from staff and elders, but 
insight enough not to ask for more; skill at find- 
ing the right words and anecdotes for molding 
elders into leaders." In Presbytery meetings, he 
was often the "eloquent champion" of many 
causes. 

Eichelberger will be taking to the large and 
prestigious Ginter Park Presbyterian Church in 
Richmond, well-honed skills in personal 
counseling, a two-year assignment as staff 
associate with the General Executive Board of 
the General Assembly Board in Atlanta, and a 
warm preaching experience in the Western 
North Carolina area. 

The Eichelbergers plan to vacation during 
most of July, moving to Richmond in time for 
his work to start August 1 . We pray God's 
richest blessings for you and .your family, Hugh. 
Our prayers go with you in your work at Ginter 
Park and in the Richmond experience that 
you'll be having at Union Theological Seminary 
and the Presbyterian School of Christian of 
Education. 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 



Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office; F.ditor 40 
Church Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone (704) 258 8143 




MILLS RIVER 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Horse Shoe, NC 

Sunday, April 26, was a special day in the life 
of the Mills River Presbyterian Church. At the 
morning service, the congregation honored Mrs. 
Katherine Williams on the occasion of her 80th 
birthday. Twenty-four years ago, along with her 
husband John, Mrs. William came from the 
North and she has "quietly" done many many 
lovely things for her church and for her friends. 
This was a nice occasion to express, in return, 
the love of the congregation to their dear Chris- 
tian friend. 

On Sunday evening, the congregation en- 
joyed a fellowship supper in the Community 
Building to celebrate the Women's Birthday Of- 
fering. Entertainment was provided by the 
Thorsland twins, Susan and Sharon, with a 
lovely piano duet and Mr. Don Bradley's group 
of singers brought their beautiful renditions of 
numerous gospel hymns. Mr. Rob Shaffer, 
Assistant Dean of King College brought as 
guests George andjeannie Hong of Seoul, Korea 
and Nicholas Munyi of Kenya, East Africa. The 
Hong's provided some lovely songs for the group 
and Mr. Munyi gave an interesting and infor- 
mative talk to the congregation. It was a rich 
and rewarding evening. 

FIRST 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Weaverville, NC 

The evening of May 4 was a memorable occa- 
sion for approximately 130 ladies as they attend- 
ed the annual Mother-Daughter Banquet. 
There were lots of waiters (some singing), a 
delicious feast, door prizes given, and breath- 
taking decorations topped off with "spiritual 
food" by Mrs. Barbara Rice. Barbara is a well 
known local Bible Study leader for the 
Storehouse ministries in Asheville. The event 
will be savoured for months to come for those 
attending. 



KENILWORTH 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, NC 

The morning worship service at 11 o'clock, 
May 24, 1981 was conducted by the Women of 
the Church to celebrate the Birthday Objective. 

The theme for 1981 is "God's World, One in 
Christ". This objective supporting our mission 
throughout the world will capture the hearts of 
all PCUS members — women, men, youth — as 
we contribute to the four theological seminaries: 
Austin, Columbia, Union, and Louisville. Four 
ladies explained how each seminary will use its 
share of the offering that they receive. Since 
1922, WOC Birthday offerings have amounted 
to over 11 million dollars. 



Page Three 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1981 



PRESBYTERIAN 
HOME NEWS 

By 

Lynn Holeman, 

Assistant to the Director 



This spring we will have two seniors 
graduating from Charles D. Owen High School. 
Craig Mathis, who has been at the Home for 
nine years has not made definite plans for his 
continued education, but will be going on for 
further schooling after graduation. Mike Rich 
has signed an athletic letter of intent to attend 
Cecils Business College. Our heartiest con- 
gratulations to both of them. 




Karla and Keila Buckner celebrated their "Sweet Sixteen" birthday, 
May 14. 

Mike Rich, a senior forward on Owen High 
School's outstanding basketball team, this past 
year, was named to several all-star teams in the 
area, including the Buncombe County All stars. 

Several of our older children have been par- 
ticipating in the church bowling league. We will 
let you know the first one to roll a 300 game — 
or break 100! 

Rachel Spillars is playing softball for the 
Black Mountain Middle School and is their 
starting shortfielder. Karen Buckner plays for 
the Owen High softball team as a third 
baseman. 




Marcella Buhrmaster must be smiling at the thought of just one 
more year before she completes her work for her nursing degree from 
Lenoir-Rhyne. 

Several of our youngsters are participating in 
the Black Mountain sports program this spring. 
Little League players include Terry Moss, 
Robert Glover, Ashley Howerton, and Robert 
Glover. Ricky Moss is playing Babe Ruth ball. 
On the girls' softball teams are Pam Mathis, Joy 
Bell, Diana Butler, Kelly Butler, Cindy Mathis, 
and Missy Hunter. 




Kelly Butler, Diana Butler, Mike Moss, Scott Moss, and Terry Moss 
all show their excitement over their new bicycles while Bob Ledford 
watches, looking just as happy as the kids. The bikes were a gift from 
the employees of Bob Ledford Mobile Homes in honor of their 
"boss". 

Palm Sunday several of our young people 
received baptism and joined the Swannanoa 
Presbyterian Church. They were: Diana Butler, 
Kelly Butler, Cindy Mathis, Amber Mason, 
Dawn Przybyszewski , Terry Moss, Mike Moss, 
and Ashely Howerton. 

All the girls of the Home were guests of 
Westminster Presbyterian Church's annual 
mother-daughter banquet. This has become a 
regular and enjoyable event for us each year. 
Besides a delicious ham dinner, there were 
games, prizes, and a birthday gift was presented 
to Darlene Wiggins. 

We are happy to welcome a new member to 
our family. Diana Harmon, age 6, has come to 
be with us. She comes through the Malvern Hills 
Presbyterian Church and is a first grader. 



CORRECTION ! ! 

The OVERTURE article on page 4 of OUR 
MOUNTAIN WORK April/May 1981 issue 
should have read MECKLENBURG PRES 
BYTERY OVERTURES SYNOD FOR 
DELEGATED SYNODS. 




CORRECTION 



»u®r^3s?f 


MISSIONARY GIVING 


The 


Christian Witness 


Offering 1980 


CHURCH 




TOTAL 


PER MEMBER 


Ivy Park 




100.00 


16.67 


Black Mountain 




3,554.20 


11.73 


Bryson City 




1,083.00 


11.65 


Frankl in 




1,681.00 


6.72 


Asheville First 




6,723.97 


5.96 


Brittains Cove 




150.00 


5.17 


Morrison 




250.00 


4.72 


Montreat 




953.74 


3.31 


Canton 




343.13 


2.86 


West Ashevi lie 




560.00 


2.01 


Oak Forest 




489.50 


1.87 


Dill ingham 




292.30 


1.87 


Trinity 




472.25 


1.53 


Mills River 




300.00 


1.35 


Brevard-Davidson 


River 


840.30 


1.30 


Kenil worth 




365.03 


1.22 


Etowah 




98.00 


1.08 


Ricevil le 




76.00 


.76 


Grace Covenant 




282.00 


.46 




$ 


18,614.42 





1982 Budget Hearings 

Cont'd, from page 1 

all the Asheville Presbytery churches. It is at this 
meeting that questions are anticipated regard- 
ing the 1982 ministry plans for all the areas of 
service in our denomination which is supported 
through Asheville Presbytery. Ruling Elder 
Rayburn Dean, the 1981-82 Stewardship Chair- 
man, for Asheville Presbytery, will moderate the 
Hearings Meeting. At the end of all the Hear- 
ings, the totals will be accumulated and 
prepared in the Presbytery Office and presented 
for adoption at the Summer Presbytery Meeting 
as the official Asking Budget for 1982. A plan 
for raising this money will be produced by the 
Administration and Promotion Committee and 
will be presented at Presbytery for adoption. 

HKemarial (Bifta 

AUred, Martha — Mr. & Mrs. Harold S. Coston, Hendersonville, NC 
Anderson, Miss Kathleen, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Kenneth Hysong, Hendersonville. 
Bailey, Dr. John C, Davidson, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville . 
Bell, Mrs. Myrtle, Wilmington, DE — Mr. & Mrs. Newman Lock 

wood. Asheville, NC. 
Beits, Mrs. Reeve, Asheville — Mrs. E.S. Schmeling, Mr. & Mrs. 

William Martin, Asheville. 
Bowling, Mr. J.C., Shelby, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ray Webb Lutz, 

Shelby. NC 
Bradshaw, Mr. Charles F., Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. E.T. 

Williams, Waynesville. 
Broome, Mr. R. Leonard, Landrum, SC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete 

Gaines, Brevard. 
Brown, Mr. William E., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville. 
Buckingham, Mrs. John I., Union Springs, ALA — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ansley Cope, Mr. James E. Haile, Women's Bible Class of First 

Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Beebe, Hendersonville. Mr. 

John Buckingham, Union Springs, ALA. Mrs. L.H. McKay, East 

Flat Rock. 
Clark, Nellie R-, — Jack & Nellie McCracken, Charles & Nancy 

Mayberry, Waynesville, NC 
Claxton, Ruth, Asheville, NC — Mr. F W. Sherwood. Asheville. NC 
Colville, Mrs. Robert M., Asheville, NC — Circle #3 of Weaverville 

Presbyterian Church, Weaverville, NC 
Cross, Mrs. Ollie, Weaverville — Carl & Wanda Teague. Weaver- 
ville, NC 
Davidson, Mrs. Helen — Colleagues of Patricia Pellett, Blantons Jr. 

College, Asheville, NC 
Duncan, Mr. Frank B., Franklin, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Richard Stott, 

Franklin. 
Edwards, Mr. J. Baird, Barnardsville, NC — Claude & Jane 

Holcombe, Candler. 
Epley, Madge Robinson, Asheville — Men of Westminster Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. 
Fain, Mr. James T., Jr. — Mr. & Mrs. L.B. Prince, Hendersonville. 
Frost, Mr. Charles S., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. C.E. Weaver, Mr. 

& Mrs. C.A. Schaefer, Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 
Gaddy, Mr. James C, Asheville, NC — Mr & Mrs. Howard E. West. 

Asheville. 
Galloway, Mrs. Annie, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Grubbs, Mrs. Robert A., Waltham, MASS — Mr. William R. Ander- 

son, Hattiesburg, MS 



Memorial (Btfta 



Hall, Dr. Fred G., Dublin, Ireland — Mrs. R.H. Gibson, Sr., Ida 
Jean Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Furman Robertson, Adult Bible Class, Cir- 
cle #1 of First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Hennemann, Clara — Charles Muller, Brooklyn, NY, Louise Eberle, 
Brevard, NC 

Hickman, Mrs. Harry, Hattiesburg, MS — Mr. William R. Ander 
son, Hattiesburg, MS 

Hoyt, Rev. S. Browne, Montreal, NC — Carolyn A. Bartlett, Black 
Mountain. 

Johnston, Mr. Victor A., Mooresville, NC — Lcander B. Johnson, 
Hendersonville. 

King, Mrs. E.B., Sr., Columbus, GA —James H. McDuffie, Hender- 
sonville. 

Ledford, Mr. Jim, Charlotte, NC — Lacy H. Thornburg, Webster, 
NC 

1 ins* II, Mrs. L. Jane, Hendersonville, NC — Mr, & Mrs. Wayne E. 
Seppanen, Mr. & Mrs. John Clay. Mr. & Mrs. Roy J. Fisher, Hender- 
sonville, Mrs. Clayton A. Norris, Rocky River. Ohio. 

MacFadyen, Amelia Frances, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
H. Hall, Ida G. Brown. Adult Sunday School Class, Circle #1 of First 
Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Maney, Mrs. W.R., Hendersonville, NC — Mr & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. 

Marshall, Mr. Roy, Pisgah Forest, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John Fortune. 
Candler, NC 

McCracken, Mr. Hiram, Waynesville, NC — Mrs. James Sheffield, 
Waynesville. 

McCrary, Mr. Charles, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete 
Gaines, Brevard. 

McCraw, Mrs. William M., Mountain Home, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber. Hendersonville. 

McFarland, Mr. Robert, Trenton, SC — Rev. & Mrs. Ben F 
Ormand, Brevard, NC 

McMurray, Mrs. Alberta, Black Mountain, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
Webb Lutz, Shelby, NC 

McMurray, Mrs. W.H., Sr. — Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Powell, Hender- 
sonville 

Michener, Mrs. J.R., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber. Hendersonville. 

Mirti, Ricky, Las Vegas, NE — Mr. & Mrs. Page Roth, Henderson- 
ville, NC 

Morris, Mr. Eugene M., Brevard, NC — Mr & Mrs. V.L.. Pete 
Gaines. Jack & Thelma Alexander, Marty & George Wheeler, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. MM. Feaster.Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Howard Schmidt, Mr. & 
Mrs. L.C. Poor, Mrs. Frank Scruggs, Mr. & Mrs. James Wagoner, 
Mrs. Frank Ferrell, Brevard. Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber. Hender 
sonville, NC 

Nelson, Mr. Edwin J., Hendersonville, NC — Dr, & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville. 

Nichols, Mr. John A., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, 
Asheville. 

Nicholas, Mrs. Virginia, Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. 
Devlin. Asheville. 

Orr, Mrs. Mildred, Brevard, NC — Mrs Frank Ferrell. Brevard. 

Pace, Mrs. Sarah, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, 
Flat Rock. 

Pace, Mr. T. Aiken, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. 

Porter, Mrs. Florence — Mr. & Mrs. Hollis D. Sprinkle. Asheville. 

Queen, Mr. J.V., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. 
Williams, Hendersonville. 

Raleigh, Mr. James C, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville. 

Renfro, Mr. James F., Brewton, ALA — Mr. & Mrs. Don H Renfro, 
Jr., Wilmington, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Michael Finney, Mrs. Jean G. Ren- 
fro, M.W. Carpenter, D.M.D., Asheville. 

Renshaw, Mr. Thomas, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. William 
McKay, Flat Rock. Mrs. A.K. Stevens, Jr., Raeford, NC. James Mar 
shall, Mrs. Myrtle Watterson, Mollie Case. Mrs. Sue Marshall, Dana, 
NC. Mrs. J. P. Watson, Bishopville. SC. Rosalie & Philip Hassell, Mr. 
& Mrs. A.G. Randolph. Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Ernest Justus. 
Larry Ingram, Charlie Lytle, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Garrett, Mr. & Mrs. 
Merrill Thompson, Mr. & Mrs. E.P. Gibbons, Mr & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Circle #6 of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. 

Rickman, J. David, Asheville, NC — Dorothy Knabb, Canton, NC 

Shepherd, Miss Martha W., Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Mary W. 
Bangs, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Patterson, Brevard. Mrs. Ruth H. Allen, 
Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Hendersonville. 

Sherwood, Mrs. Ruth Brinkley, Asheville, NC — Anne & Richard 
Copenhagen & Family, Orinda, CA. 

Smith, Mr. Harry, Lakeland, FLA — Mr. & Mrs Kenneth Hysong, 
Hendersonville. 

Stamey, Mrs. Grace A. — Mr. & Mrs. Jim Crocker & Jimmy, 
Waynesville. 

Staton, Mrs. Raymond, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. C.F. Stone- 
cipher, Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas. Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Stewart, Mr. Julius M., Hendersonville, NC — Dr & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville, NC 

Sumner, Mr. Eli, Hendersonville, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Hendersonville. 

Taylor, Mrs. Mildred R., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Kytle 
Williams. Asheville. 

Thompson, Mr. Bobby Ray, East Flat Rock, NC — Senator & Mrs. 
Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Trelogan, Mrs. Charles, Leicester, NC — Mrs Marvin Joyner, 
Asheville. 

Tucker, Mr. Ralph, Shelby, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ray Webb Lutz. 
Shelby. NC 

Turbyfill, Mrs. Ella, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. E.S Schmeling. 
Asheville. 

Varnadore, Mrs. Salenia, Rosman, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete 
Gaines. Brevard, Ada H. Allison, Pisgah Forest, NC 

Walker, Mr. Ralph H., Greenville, SC — Mr. & Mrs Arnold Powell. 
Hendersonville. 

Walsh, Mr. Jack, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Fairlee Taylor. Asheville. 

Williams, Mrs. Emmie, Monricello, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Roy M. Win- 
chester. Brevard. 

Wilson, Mrs. Virginia, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs Will Russell. 
Asheville. 



Sjtutng memorials 



HONORING MR ROBERT F. COLWELL 

ON HIS BIRTHDAY 

By Mr Robert L. Oates & Family. Brevard. NC 

GIFT OF GRATITUDE 

HONORING MR. JOHN M. CHILES & MR. PAUL P. GREENE 

BOTH OF ASHEVILLE. NC 

By Mr. Roger Davis. Asheville NC 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June 1981 



BLK. MTN. CHURCH Raises MISSIONARY MONEY 




Front row (L to R> David Shelor and Stephen Roberts holding replica 
Gardner, Coordinator; the Rev. Dick Shelor, Pastor; the Rev. Don Will 
sionary, along with his wife, Laura, from Santarem, Brazil; Kim Minn 
People, and Karen Glenn, a coordinator, from the Church School. 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
YOUR CALENDAR 



of manse. Back row: Carol 

ams, guest minister and mis- 

k, representing the Young 




Phone Presbytery 

Office for details 

(704) 258-8143 (Jayne Patton) 



June 18, 1981 — Christian Education Executive Meeting, 

S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

June 18, 1981 - C.R.V. Executive Meeting. S&W Cafeteria, 

Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 

June 23, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee, S&W 

Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 Noon (This is a change of 

date) 

June 25, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 

Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 

p.m. 

June 29, 1981 — Administration & Promotion Executive 

Committee Meeting. 6:00 p.m., S&W Cafeteria, Asheville 

Mall. 

June 29, 1981 — Budget Hearings Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, 

Asheville Mall, 7:00 p.m. 

June 30, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, 

Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 

July 14, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, Murphy 

Presbyterian Church, host, Murphy, NC, 9:00 o'clock 

registration 

July 16, 1981 — Higher Education Committee Meeting, 

Synod Office, Raleigh, NC, 10:30 a.m. 

July 23, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 

Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 

p.m. 

August 24-25, 1981 — Executives' Meeting, Wilmington, NC 

August 27, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 

Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 

p.m. 

September 15, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive Meeting, 

S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

September 15, 1981 Mission Executive Committee 

Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON. 

September 17, 1981 — Christian Education Committee 

Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

September 17, 1981 C.R.V. Executive Committee 

Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 

September 24, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 

Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 

6:00 p.m. 

September 29, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, 

Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 

October 13, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, Highlands 

Presbyterian Church, host, Highlands, NC, 9:00 o'clock 

registration 

October 15, 1981 - MOC Fall Rally, Presbyterian Home, 

Black Mountain, NC 

October 22, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 

Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 

p.m. 

November 16-17, 1981 Executive's Meeting, Synod is host, 

Raleigh, NC 

November 19, 1981 - Presbyterian Home for Children 

Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 

6:00 p.m. 



The Black Mountain Presbyterian Church has long held a 
splendid record in generous giving. Now they have done it 
again! With the Session's approval, the objective in the 1981 
Christian Witness Season was chosen from the S.O.S. Causes 
(Special Opportunities for Support), namely, $8,000 for the 
building of a four-bedroom manse for a native pastor in San- 
tarem, Brazil. This objective had great appeal throughout the 
whole church, since the Don Williamses had gone as mis- 
sionaries to Brazil almost thirty years ago and their present 
work is in Santarem, a city of over 100,000 on the Amazon 
River. Williams is a native son of whom everyone is very proud. 

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church congregation went to 
work at once: the two coordinators, Carol and Karen, made a 
splendid team and kept everyone informed with a running 
dialogue from pulpit and lectern each Sunday morning. The 
Young People did cleaning and yard jobs on Saturdays; the 
younger children made little cardboard banks to hold their 
coins; women baked, knitted, and crocheted — everyone work- 
ed, scrimped, saved and gave. 

The picture above made April 26, almost tells the story. The 
white paper in the hands of the two ministers is not a check 
(that goes through regular channels) but it is the record of the 
total amount raised to date — well over $8,000. Don Williams 
graciously and joyfully responded and accepted the gift in the 
name of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil. The whole con- 
gregation rose en masse and sang the Doxology. 

Franklin Presbyterian 

Plans Meetings j 

Former Asheville Presbytery minster to hold services 

The Reverend John Fain, former pastor of First Presbyterian 
Church HendersonviHe will he holdm * a series of evangelistic 
and Bible Study services at the Franklin Presbyterian Church Ju- 
ly 16 through July 19. The Bible Study will be held the mornings 
of July 17-19 while the evening services, July 16-19, will be 
evangelistic. Everyone is invited for all services. Contact the 
Reverend Ronald Odum 524-3119 or 524-7731 for further infor- 
mation. The Reverend John Fain 

Mortgage Burning 
At Hendersonville 

Sunday, Many 10 was a great day in the history of 
First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville. When 
John Findlay, chairman of the mortgage retirement 
committee, announced near the end of the Morning 
Service that the mortgage balance had been paid in 
full, the congregation responded with spontaneous ap- 
plause and many audible shouts of "Praise the Lord!" 
It was a happy occasion. 

The actual payment to complete the mortgage was 
made by Business Manager John Clay on May 4, just 
one year to the day from the time the decision was made by the Session and 
Diaconate to launch a campaign to pay off the balance. Balance due at that 
time was $228,429.00, the amount inherited by the 'new congregation' following 
the loss of half the church membership in the separation of April, 1979. The 
loan had been secured by the church in 1961 for the completion of the educa- 
tional wing and the chapel. 

An analysis of the gifts revealed that 212 contributions came from families 
and individuals in the church and 26 from non-member friends and relatives of 
members. There were only a few 'large' gifts. This was an amazing accomplish- 
ment and the congregation is convinced that the success can only be attributed to 
the blessings of a loving God who heard the prayers of His children. 

The symbolic burning of the mortgage took place at a festive "pig-pickin' 
barbecue" Wednesday evening, May 20, in both the church's fellowship hall and 
the parking lot. 

Giving leadership to the drive in addition to Chairman Findlay were Lawrence 
W. Parmele, Diaconate Chairman; Alice McDonald, John Clay, John L. Brown, 
A.J. Nielsen, Jo Waggoner, Margaret Milroy, and Robert K. Tindall. Mr. and 
Mrs. Thomas D. Clark headed the special gifts section of the drive. 





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Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



July 1981 



DR. DENDY MEMORIAL ISSUE 

May 22, 1895 A life of service! May 19, 1981 




This issue of OUR MOUNTAIN WORK is l 
dedicated to Asheville Presbytery's beloved "Dr. 
Dendy". Most of us who have been active ministers 
in Asheville Presbytery in the last decade have come 
to know and love Dr. Dendy as a great teacher, 
friend, and pastor. Your OUR MOUNTAIN j 
WORK editor had the privilege of talking with Dr. 
Dendy weekly regarding presbytery matters and ] 
pastoral work for the past several years. Having 
served as interim pastor in Dr. Dendy's beloved 
Presbyterian Church of Weaverville, I came to know 
many of the Dendy's past hopes and dreams fori 
God's work and saw where they had turned into reality as a result of Dr. Den- 
dy's prayers, hard work, and dedication. 

Dr. Dendy died May 19, 1981 at Memorial Mission Hospital after an ex- 
tended illness. 

He was a former pastor of the Ivy Park Presbyterian, the Dillingham 
Presbyterian Church, the Red Oak Presbyterian Church, and the Brittains 
Cove Presbyterian Church. He retired from active service while pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville. Dr. Dendy was the founding 
pastor of this church which has recently called the third minister since Dr. 
Dendy's founding. The Reverend John McKnight Warren was ordained and 
installed as pastor of the church as Dr. Dendy took part in the service in early 
1981. Dr. Dendy told your OUR MOUNTAIN WORK editor, "I believe the 
church is in good hands now. . ." 

Dr. Dendy is perhaps known by more children throughout Western North 
Carolina and indeed now, the world at large, for his pastoral role in 
reorganizing the governing Board of the Presbyterian Home for Children in 
Black Mountain, N.C. For years, Dr. Dendy was president of the Governing 
Board of Trustees. A few weeks before Dr. Dendy's death, he was present at 
a special ceremony honoring him for his role in Christian leadership in the 
ministry of child care at the Presbyterian Home for Children. Dr. Dendy and 



memorial CStftH 



Dendy, Dr. H.B., Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mrs. Faye T. Murray, Mr. Thomas S. Morrison, Mrs. Milton Currence, Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert E. McDarris, Mrs. Queen Ann Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Everett Shope, Mrs. Grace Maness, 
Mrs. Clarence E. Gordon, Mr. & Mrs. J. Hiliiard Ward, Mrs. Marie Abair, Mrs. Arnold Phillips, 
Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Brooks Ray, Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Dobson, Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskndge, Mr. J.R. 
Lewis, Mr. & Mrs. T.E. Patton, Bill & Evalyn Smith, Virginia C. Taylor, Edith Sollmann, Lois & 
Frank Bates, Mrs. John W. Mahoney, Opal D. Carter, Howard & Louise Sams, Mr. & Mrs. W.L. 
Carriker, Rev. James B. Sherwood, Asheville. Mrs. John C. McDowell, Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Mur- 
ray, Carl & Wanda Teague, Maurice & Frances Head, Clara Gaddy, Mary Anne Roberts, Beech 
Presbyterian Church, Miss Josephine Osborne, Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds Revis, Mrs. Marjorie Curtis, 
Mr. Robert Curtis, Mr. & Mrs. E.R. Rice, Mr. & Mrs. Mack Whittemore, Mr. & Mrs. Bryan 
Sheehan, Mr. & Mrs. E.M. Gilreath, Mrs. Beth P. Roberts, Reems Creek Presbyterian Church, Mr. 
& Mrs. William A. Townes, Mrs. John Silvers, Miss Verlin F. Silvers, Jessie Burgess, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold Sluder, Viola Rice, Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Bartlett, Mr. & Mrs. Cleve L. Huneycutt, Kitty Sue 
McElroy and Family, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Loring Smith, Ladies Bible Class - First Presbyterian 
Church, Men's Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Lucilee M. Cole, Mr. & Mrs. W.D. 
Young, Katherine S. McLean, Margaret Harper, Ivy Park Church, Weaverville. Stansell Electric 
Co., Inc., Graybar Electric Company, Matthews & Parks Inc., Mr. & Mrs. David S. Huggins, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Brantley, Mary Shaffer, Nashville, TN. Mr. & Mrs. S. Leigh Rodenbough IV, 
Chapel Hill. Dillingham Presbyterian Church, Barnardsville. Graybar Electric Company, Memphis, 
TN. Mrs. N.C. Holcombe, Dr. & Mrs. Robert G. Rosser, Jr., Cocoa, FLA. Mr. & Mrs. Grady E. 
Dillingham, Anmoore, W. VA. Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Donald, Jr. & Susan, Black 
Mountain. Mrs. Elma M. Edmonds, Miss Bessie May Stribling, Seneca, SC. Mr. & Mrs. Ernest G. 
Clary, GA. Mrs. Alfred N. Moffett, Toccoa, GA. Mrs. Bert Bannister. Hartwell, GA. Bob Grafe, 
Mary Lee Donoho Grafe, Tallahassee, FLA. Louise M. Sadler, Sadie A. Magill, Woodruff, SC. 
Georgie Haynes, Arden, NC. Mr. & Mrs. MacRay Whitaker, Franklin, NC. Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell B. 
Lockey, Hopewell, VA. Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Bryce L. Holland, 
Cos Cob, Conn. Mr. & Mrs. J. Lester Connelly, Swannanoa. Mrs. Harriette M. Boyd, Columbia, 
SC. Rev. & Mrs. William R. Anderson, Montreal. Mrs. L.H. McKay, Flat Rock. 



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Donald McKenzie, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Home have had 
long years of fellowship and memories. 

Dr. Dendy was the son of the late James Ervin and Mary Harper Dendy. 
Mrs. Nellie Marks Dendy, his faithful wife and partner all these years, con- 
tinues in active membership at the First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville. 
The family includes one daughter, Mary Anne Cappel of Hopewell, Virginia; 
two sons, Mr. Henry B. Dendy, Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., and the Reverend 
Dr. Robert S. Dendy, a Presbyterian pastor at Seneca, S.C., as well as sisters, 
brothers, grand children and great grand children. 

Born May 22, 1895 in Hartwell, Georgia, Dendy received his A.B. Degree 
from Davidson College and his M. Div. from Columbia Theological 
Seminary. As a student at Davidson, he was sent to be a student pastor at 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church in 1921. It was at that church where 
Weaverville First Presbyterian Church was a special project. This assignment 
led him to ministry in six Asheville Presbytery congregations. Dr. Dendy was 
installed as pastor of the Dillingham Presbyterian Church in Barnardsville in 
June 1922. Dr. Dendy began serving the original Weaverville First 
Presbyterian congregation in a second-story room over a store, later at a 
home, until the first unit of the Weaverville church was erected in 1926. Part 
of that stone building remains. Later a manse and fellowship hall were built. 
In 1923, the Red Oak Presbyterian Church was reorganized under Dr. Den- 
dy's leadership and in 1925 he helped organize the Ivy Park Presbyterian 
Church. Ivy Park Presbyterian Church is now a part of the ministry of the 
Reverend Dan Carlton's in Barnardsville and has less than 12 members re- 
maining. The Red Oak congregation was disbanded. The property remains in 
the ownership of Asheville Presbytery although the building was torn down 
in 1979. Your editor was privileged to preach with Dr. Dendy in a special 
ceremony deeding the present cemetery to the Red Oak Association that year. 



Memorial GifCs for The Presbyterian Home for Children — "In Lieu Of Flowers' 



Enclosed is $_ 



Jn Memory Of _ 



name of deceased 

Note: If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, Anniversary, elc.) give details for 
ackno wledgement. 
Send acknowledgement to . 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor 's Name - — - 

Donor's Address . 

Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street. Asheville, N.C. 28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 
Telephone: (704) 258-8143. 

It was Dr. Dendy who led in the planning and erection of the present 
mountain-stone church building at Barnardsville, now known as the Dill- 
ingham Presbyterian Church. Dr. Dendy's emphasis on evangelism and 
dedication led many members of his congregations to enter service as 
Presbyterian ministers and Presbyterian missionaries. 

Dr. Dendy was Superintendent of the old Presbyterian Home Missions 
Committee in Asheville Presbytery from 1919 to 1934. In 1937 he was award- 
ed an honorary degree (D.D.) by King College. He had served as Moderator 
of Asheville Presbytery, Moderator of the Synod of Appalachia, and was a 
Trustee of Montreat Anderson College and one of the founding Trustees of 
the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Dr. Dendy's leadership in the Presbyterian Home for Children is well 
known by many. Many graduates of the Presbyterian Home for Children 
over the last fifty years will recall the special time when they received a Bible 
from Dr. and Mrs. Dendy at their high school graduation. The traditional 
sentence Dr. Dendy charged each young student was 
"... this Book will keep you from sin, and sin will keep you from this 
Book. . .!" 

Many will remember in 1941 when Dr. L. Nelson Bell, medical missionary 
of China, an outstanding Presbyterian leader, former Moderator of the 
General Assembly and beloved surgeon in Asheville, was seeking a 
co-worker to establish a religious 
journal. Dr. Bell outlined his con- 
victions that this journal would be 
concerned with trends in the 
Presbyterian Church US. Dr. Den- 
dy became editor of the 
Presbyterian Journal when the 
paper appeared in 1942 and he re- 
mained editor until 1967 when the 
paper had grown to major 
religious publication in the United 
States. He later resigned from that 
paper giving more attention to 
Christian publications in the Dr. Dendy presents traditional gift of a Bible to 
Presbyterian Church US. High School graduate in 1980. 




Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July 1981 



PRESBYTERY YOUTH 
NAME LEADERSHIP! 

by Holly Hillsman 

New members of the Asheville Presbytery Youth 
Council (class of 1981-82) are: 

Heather Ducker, Moderator - Arden Presbyterian 

Church 
Dave Robinson, Vice Moderator - Brevard 

Davidson River Church 
Amy Winston, Treasurer - Brevard Davidson 

River Church 
Beth Waddell, Secretary - Arden Presbyterian 

Church 
Angela Foster, Registrar - Brevard Davidson 

River Church 
Holly Hillsman, Historian - Montreat 

Presbyterian Church 
Shelly Stevenson, Co-district Chairman, (East) - 

Grace Covenant Church 
Erick Allen, Co-district Chairman, (East) - Trinity 

Presbyterian Church 
Bill Grimsley, Co-district Chairman, (West) - 

Bryson City Church 
Kevin Ledbetter, Co-district Chairman, (West) - 

Highlands Church 
Dawn Nebrig, Co-district Chairman, (Central) - 

Brevard Davidson River Church 
Christine Uhler, Co-district Chairman, (Central) - 

Brevard Davidson River Church 
David Wells, Alternate - Brevard Davidson River 

Church 
Kay Stevenson, Alternate - Bryson City Church 

The Fall Rally will be held at Windy Gap in 
Weaverville December 11, 12, and 13. Dynamic 
speakers, singers, and interesting programs are being 
planned. 

WOMEN OF 
THE CHURCH 

by Marion Beegle 

The N.C. Womens Con- 
ference was quite an exciting 
event for the women of our 
Synod. A thousand forty-one 
women from all seven Presby- 
teries came together for four 
days of fellowship, bible study, 
inspiration, information and 
help-shops of various kinds. Seventy-five women 
from Asheville Presbytery were there! Maie Min- 
nick, Ann Renegar, and Elizabeth Wilson par- 
ticipated as part of the faculty, with Mary Woody, 
Sylvia Crawford, and Carlisle Hoyt serving as 
hostesses. Mary Woody was in charge of all hostess 
duties for the entire conference. What a great job 
they all did! 

This year of Women's Work is slowly coming to 
an end and much has been accomplished. It has been 
exciting to visit with some of you and to learn about 
your projects. The birthday objective was especially 
rewarding as 1 learned how hard you worked to 
make it something really special. Ann Renegar did 
an excellent job in helping to motivate and in pro- 
viding information for this project. 

Already it's time to begin to move into our plann- 
ing for the coming year. The committee responsible 
for planning and coordinating our fall training and 
Rally Day are hard at work. Maie Minnick will be 
the inspirational speaker for the day and also will be 
bringing us a workshop on Prayer. The Reverend 
Jerry Robinson will also take part by bringing us up- 
to-date on the status of our church. Not everything 
has been worked out at this time — much work is 
left to do in order to bring you a day that will be 
worthwhile for us all. SEPTEMBER 19 is the date so 
please mark this down and be prepared to be there. 
There will be officer training as well, with some time 
given to helps with our 1981-82 Bible Study. 

Council members will be meeting August 22! 
More about this at a later date. 

It is my hope that your summer is joyous and 
peaceful. I look forward to seeing you in the fall. 

HELP WANTED!!! 

Executive Director for Christian Social Agency — 
B.A. Degree with supervisory experience. Resume to 
SEARCH COMMITTEE, ABCCM, 201 Broadway, 
Asheville, NC 28801. 




BLACK MOUNTAIN 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Black Mountain, NC 

Arriving June 15, the congregation welcomed 
their student minister for the summer. He comes to 
Black Mountain Presbyterian Church from Union 
Theological Seminary in Richmond — the seminary 
we support through Synod benevolences. Mr. 
Robert A. McRae, his wife, Jane, and their four 
children: Suzanna, age 11; Margretta, age 11; Alex- 
ander, age 6; Daniel, age 5; will be living on Fourth 
Street. Margaret Whiteside graciously offered them 
the use of her house for the summer. 

Before entering the seminary, Mr. McRae was 
principal of Waynesboro Junior High School in 
Mississippi. He and his family are members of the 
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, Miss, where 
he served on the session. 

WEST ASHEVILLE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, NC 

July is Bible School time with Mrs. Don Hawkins, 
Jr., again being Director. Classes will be for 
Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Our thanks to 
Mrs. Hawkins for planning this time of learning, 
fellowship, and fun. 

Joe Trostel of Canton 
Selected Summer Intern 



Congratulations to Joe 
Trostel, a rising junior at 
the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill and 
son of Mr. and Mrs. George 
Trostel, members of the 
Canton Presbyterian 
Church, who has been 
selected by 11th District 
Joe Trostel Congressman Bill Hendon 

to serve as summer intern in his office in Washing- 
ton, D.C. Joe has served as a member of the N.C. 
Student Legislature and the UNC-CH College 
Republicans. He has also worked with the 
Presbyterian Campus Ministry at UNC. 

In 1978 Trostel was nominated for N.C. Gover- 
nor's School and served as a delegate to the Gover- 
nor's Conference on Libraries that year. In 1979 Joe 
initiated a referendum petition in the Town of Can- 
ton to expand the governing board from three to 
four aldermen and to give the mayor power to cast a 
tie-breaking vote. The measure passed in a 
municipal election and will become effective with the 
1981 town election. 



MONTREAT ANDERSON 
NEWS 

by Ed Germann 

Ten students from Montreat-Anderson emerged 
from the wilderness after being in the woods for 
eighteen days. The students, however, were not ex- 
actly lost. They were participating in "Discovery", a 
course designed to teach students how to solve "im- 
possible" problems, how to cooperate with other 
people and how to call forth a selflessness many peo- 
ple don't know that they possess. Led by Professor 
Jake Wetzel, the students spent 18 days on a 150 
mile trek through North Carolina's rugged and 
beautiful mountains. Professor Wetzel said that, 
". . .one of the neat things about 'Discovery' is that 
growth doesn't take place without challenge, effort, 
or pain. We design this program to initiate 
growth. . .". 



PRESBYTERIAN 
HOME NEWS 

Birthdays This Month 
Craig Mathis July 17 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 





Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office. F.dnor 40 
Church Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone (704) 258 8143 



MILLS RIVER 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Horse Shoe, NC 

The Women of the Church held a retreat at the 
beautiful Holmes State Park. Guests from Hender- 
sonville First and Etowah Churches joined in the oc- 
casion. 

The Reverend Paul Smith, Assistant Pastor, First 
Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville led the group 
in song and Mrs. Betty Henderson, wife of the 
pastor of Hendersonville First, delivered an inspir- 
ing message entitled "Light". The day of fellowship 
"out-in-the-open" was enjoyed by all. 

Thanks to Arne and Dorothy Thorsland for 
overseeing a very successful Bible School June 8 
through June 12. 

ARDEN 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Arden, NC 

Graduating high school seniors at Arden 
Presbyterian Church were honored with a banquet 
May 27 at a local restaurant. 

Recent graduates includes: Beth Barkley, Beth 
Berry, Dean Cost, Sam Fagen, Brian Fuller, Terri 
George, Mary Howard, Vickie Lewis, Jeff 
Schreiber, Cynthia Young, Eric Botting, Brad 
Rogers, Tammy Sands, Jamie Westall, and Kay 
Banks. 

Recent college graduates include: Dawn Cost, 
Michael Miller, Vicki George, Stan Schreiber, Rick 
Tate, Gregg Harrison, and Margaret Elizabeth 
Slusser. Congratulations to all! 

Sunday evening, June 14, the Arden congregation 
viewed the new film about Joni Eareckson entitled 
"REFLECTINGS OF HIS LOVE". This film, call- 
ed the best film of the year, by GROUP 
MAGAZINE, is a sequel to the film JONI. 

The Women of the Church celebrated their birth- 
day Saturday, June 6, with a Mother-Daughter Ban- 
quet. Guest speaker was Mary Sue Temple, sister of 
J.B. Anderson, a member of the Arden congrega- 
tion. Mrs. Temple and her daughter, Terri, shared 
their personal testimony of their conversion to 
Christianity and their walk with Christ. 

BRYSON CITY 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Bryson City, NC 

Our Youth Group was well represented at the 
Spring Rally held in early May at Lake Junaluska. 
The Youth were real proud that their registration 
costs were paid, in full, by their April "car wash". 
Two of our young people were elected to the 
Presbytery Youth Council. Bill Grimsley was chosen 
a District Chairman and Kay Stephenson was elected 
as an alternate. 

The Family Night Supper in May was well attend- 
ed. The Women of the Church presented an in- 
teresting program regarding their 1981 Birthday ob- 
jective. 

A very successful Bible School was concluded Fri- 
day, June 19, with a Family Night Supper for the en- 
tire congregation. 

Sunday, May 24 was a very special day in the life 
of our church. The largest number of new members 
(five) to come into our congregation, joined that 
day. We praise the Lord! 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July 1981 




Presbytery's Hunger Enabler!!! 

Many of you probably watched the recent World Vision television special on 
the heart-rending plight of the children of Uganda. Responding to such obvious 
need requires no great act of obedience to God; indeed, it seems the only thing to 
do. Hunger caused by emergencies such as the turmoil in Uganda, Hurricane 
David, or the drought in East Africa almost always receive good "press" and 
response from Christians. It should, so that is good. Too often however, we have 
treated all hunger the same way, and the causes of hunger are largely not 
emergencies. Intrinsic hunger, the result of inherent unfavorable weather pat- 
terns or geography, requires other solutions than relief giving. Political hunger is 
Mrs. John Stevens much more complicated and defies easy analysis or solutions. 

But God very explicitly and repeatedly commands us to involve ourselves with just that kind of effort, 
mostly concisely in Proverbs 31:9b, "Protect the rights of the poor and needy." He also consistently 
warns His people in both the Old and the New Testaments of the danger of religious observances by those 
who neglect the care of the poor and participate in, even if only remotely, injustice and oppression. Of 
Himself, it is said in numerous places, but here as an example, ". . .You defend the cause of the poor and 
the rights of the needy." (Psalms 140:12). We American Christians need to study the Scriptures carefully 
on this topic to better understand what God requires of us. 

As Hunger Action Enabler for the Asheville Presbytery, I have for a primary responsibility helping in- 
dividuals, congregations, and the Presbytery at large struggle with what it means to be obedient to God in 
a hungry world. Also important to us all are information on and understanding of hunger and its causes, 
as well as possible ways of taking action, so these will be my concerns as well. 

One means of communication will be through this column. In it I will share Scripture and information 
which hopefully will be useful and/or stimulating. Secondly, in my files are materials which cover all 
areas of hunger and hunger-related issues, and include articles, books, A-V lists, series of Sunday School 
lessons for nearly every age, suggestions for devotionals, sermons, litanies, workshops, discussion 
groups, etc. I am also becoming informed of resources available through the Synod and the General 
Assembly. 

Finally I offer myself. If you are an individual who has felt the need to learn more about hunger, I'd be 
pleased to talk with you. If you would like to develop some Sunday School lessons or a program for a par- 
ticular group on hunger (or related subjects), please call me. I would welcome the opportunity to speak to 
your youth or other group. Let's get in touch. Virginia Stevens 71 Woodbury Rd. Asheville 28804 
253-0159 (home) 



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Dendy Cont'd, from page 1 

Among the honors that Dr. Dendy received was 
the thoughtful act of naming a street in Weaverville 
for him. The street behind Weaverville's First 
Presbyterian Church is now named Dendy Drive. 
OUR MOUNTAIN WORK and Asheville 
Presbytery respectfully pay tribute to the life of a 
great man and humble servant of our Lord Jesus 
Christ. Many people have sent memorials in honor 

BIRTHDAY MEMORIAL 

for 

Mother of Mary Brice Deavor, Dallas, TX 

By — Mary Brice Deaver, Dallas, TX 

MOTHERS DAY MEMORIAL 

Honoring — Mrs. Mary H. Donoho 

By — Thomas and Frances Murray. Asheville, NC 

LIVING MEMORIAL 

Honoring Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Donoho 

on their 60th Wedding Anniversary 

June 22nd, 1981 

By — Frank and Myrtle Cary, Asheville 



Abercrombie, Mr. George D., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. E.F. 

Camenzind, Brevard. 
Bennett, Mrs. Pluma, New Orleans, LA — Mrs. Samuel J. Fisher, 

Asheville. 
Biesack, Frances A. — Dr. & Mrs. Alan Brown, Waynesville. 
Brew, Mr. Stanley K., Stambaugh, Mich. — Mr. & Mrs. Wayne E. 

Seppanen, Hendersonville. 
Broderick, Mrs. Louise, Flat Rock, NC — Mr. & Mrs. James J. 

McDuffie, Flat Rock. 
Buchanan, Mrs. Martha — Mrs. E.S. Schmeling, Mr. & Mrs. R.D. 

Eskridge, Harry J. Shotwell, Asheville. 
Caldwell, Mrs. R.V., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Mr. & Mrs. J.O. Davidson, Brevard. 
Carland, Mrs. Cinco O., Horse Shoe, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Case, Mrs. Estelle — Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Whitaker & son, Robby, 

Hendersonville. 
Clark, Mrs. Nettie, Waynesville, NC — Minnie S. Robinson, 

Waynesville. 
Cochrane, Noah, Oteen, NC — Mrs. Claude Miller, Hendersonville. 
Cross, Mrs. Ollie, Weaverville, NC — Mrs. Lucille M. Cole, Ladies 

Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, Circle #5 of Weaverville 

Presbyterian Church, Weaverville, Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, Mr. 

& Mrs. Robert E. McDarris, Bill & Evelyn Smith, Asheville. 
Dalton, Mr. John, Saluda, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Daniel, Mrs. Madelyne W., Asheville, NC — Martha Sue Bell, 

Etowah. 
Davis, Lawrence, Erie, PA — Mrs. Clayton A. Norris, Rocky River, 

Ohio. 
Dietz, Mrs. R., Augusta, GA — Dr. & Mrs. LB. Barber, Henderson- 
ville. 
Dobbins, Mrs. Martha, Gastonia, NC — Mrs. Lynette Mastin, Circle 

#2 of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Downs, Mr. Robert C, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. MR. Wilke, 

Margaret Grimm, Fayetteville, NC. 
Edwards, Mr. J. Baird, Barnardsville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. 

McDarris, Asheville. 
Ennis, Mr. James, Cleveland, TN — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Hen- 
dersonville. 
Epley, Mrs. C.L., Sr., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Eskridge, 

Asheville. 
Fain, Mr. J.T., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. 

Williams, Hendersonville. 
Finer, Mrs. Jessie, Barrington, ILL — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector & 

Family, Hendersonville. 



of Dr. Dendy with still others coming in. Partial 
listing is given here. Any wishing to send a memorial 
contribution should direct them to the Asheville 
Presbytery Office or use the coupon in the paper. 
Proper acknowledgment will be sent for your gift 
and an approved internal revenue receipt will be sent 
to the donor. 

Franklin, Mrs. Hal, Linville Falls, NC — Mr. & Mrs. B.H. Laugh- 
ridge, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Gainey, Brownie, Laurel Hill, NC — Mrs. Don Renfro, Asheville. 

Galbreath, Mr. Robert, Columbus, Ohio — Mrs. Carl Peterson, 
Hendersonville. 

Gillespie, Mr. Millard M., Asheville, NC — Frances Sayre, Women of 
Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Gregory, Mary June, Albuquerque, NM — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Runnion, Fletcher. 

Guthrie, Mr. Jack, Marshall, NC — Queen Ann Brown, Asheville. 

Hamilton, Miss Mickey Lee, St. Petersburg, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph Rector & Family, Hendersonville. 

Harris, Mr. Roy Lee, Cliffside, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Hendersonville. 

Herbert, Mrs. John, Asheville, NC — Miss Helen Taylor, Mr. 
Thomas Morrison. Asheville. 

Milliard. Roney A., Asheville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Albert Berry, 
Asheville. 

Howard, Mr. Hugh, Jr., Asheville, NC — The Daniels Family, Ashe- 
ville. Martha Wills Walker and Family, Old Fort, NC, Frances 
Wills Albritton, Clearwater, FLA. Mrs. Callie Howard, Lenoir, 
NC. Hugh H. MacFadyen and Evelyn A. McFadyen, Tucson, Ariz. 

Howell, Mrs. Grace, Clearwater, FLA — Mrs. Alex Fortenberry, 
Asheville. 

Hoyt, Rev. Samuel Browne, Montreal, NC — Miss Martha N. Capps, 
Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. I.M. Ellis, Black Mountain. 

The Mother of Mrs. T.D. Hunter, Hendersonville, NC — Katherine 
L. Sonne, Hendersonville. 

Hutaff, Mr. William, Fayetteville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Johnson, Mr. Vernon J., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. Leander B. 
Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Jones, Mr. Lannie, Kannapolis, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 
Brevard. 

Kirkpatrick, Milo, Charlotte, NC — Winnie D. Chapman, Dr. & Mrs. 
Albert E. Berry, Asheville. 

Knabb, Mr. George, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Joe Kenneth Rogers, 
Lynchburg, VA. 

Lamb, Louise — Frances Sayre, Asheville, NC. 

Lamb, Rudy, Gafney, SC — Berthel M. McLain, V.L. Pete & Minnie 
Gaines, Brevard. 

Lawton, Mrs. Ruth, Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 
Brevard, NC. 

Linsell, L. Jane, Hendersonville, NC — Mary Linsell, Detroit, 
Mich. 

MacFadyen, Amelia, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Roger Walker, 
Women of First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Macklin, Mrs. Helen Walls — Mr. Archer A. Vrem, Asheboro, NC. 

Martin, Mr. Leroy D., Atlanta, GA — Lois & Page Roth, Henderson- 
ville. 

McCorkle. Mrs. H.C., Oxford, Miss. — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector & 
Family, Hendersonville. 

McCracken, Mr. Ernest C, Raleigh, NC — Queen Ann Brown, 
Asheville. 

Mcknight, Mr. C.W., Elkin, NC — Mr. & Mrs. FA. Plummer, Black 
Mountain. 

McMahon, Mr. Robert A., Asheville, NC — Barbara & Ellery 
Farnam, Mr. & Mrs. Stuart N. Lewis, Asheville. 

McMurray, Mrs. W.H., Sr. — Dr. & Mrs. I.M. Ellis, Black Moun- 
tain. 

Miller, Mr. Arnold J., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Anderson, 
Edwards Memorial Bible Class, Women of West Asheville Presby- 
terian Church, Asheville. 



Walk Through 
The Bible Seminars 

Sign up Now!! 

WALK THRU THE BIBLE SEMINARS are be- 
ing made available locally by the First Presbyterian 
Church of Hendersonville with the first seminar on 
the Old Testament scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 
and the second on the Old Testament scheduled for 
Saturday, August 15. Each seminar involves six 
hours of presentation by the WALK THRU THE 
BIBLE Seminars of Smyrna, Georgia as an In- 
terdenominational program of study for all in- 
terested persons in the community. 

WALK THRU THE BIBLE'S new international 
division is under John Hoover's direction. With his 
wife Dianne's help, he is currently mapping a 
strategy to take the seminars cross-culturally so 
Christians around the world can profit from this 
unique Bible teaching tool. 

Registration will be taken on the days of the 
seminars. A discount is being offered for advance 
registrations as well as to senior citizens, students, 
and families. For additional information, contact 
the office of the First Presbyterian Church. 



Morrison, Mr. Allen T., Asheville, NC — Mrs. McCoy Corkell, 

Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Harold Worley, Hendersonville. 
Roddy, Mr. John T., Rock Hill, SC — W.C. Hicklin, Ardert, NC 
Neyer, Mr. S-rank, Ml. Pleasant, Mich. — Morrison Presbyterian 

Church, Franklin, NC. 
Nielsen, Mrs. Grace, Hendersonville, NC — Lane Truck & Tractor, 

Inc., Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Lee Drake, Men's 

Bible Class of First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville. 
Pamplin, Mrs. Mary Harris Hubbard, Reidsville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

R.N. Lockwood, Jr., Asheville. 
Parker, Mrs. Stanley, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, 

Asheville. Mrs. Lucille Cole, Weaverville. 
Patterson, Mr. Robert B., Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, 

June Scroggs, Miss Mary E. Gillis, Canton. Gertrude E. Smathers, 

Mr. & Mrs. James P. Hardin, Mr. & Mrs. Jack R. Gunter, and Ann 

R. Hardin, Waynesville. 
Rainey, Mrs. Hiram W., Decatur, GA — Dr. & Mrs. Albert Berry, 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. McClure, Alice Walton, Nickey Stewart, 

Asheville. 
Renshaw, Mi. Thomas, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Amelia Stepp, 

Hendersonville. Congaree Presbyterian Church, Cayce, SC. 
Romstadt, Mrs. Carolyn B., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Roof, Jane B., Hugh H. Roof, Bernice S. Roof — Mr. William B. 

Roof, Middletown, Ohio. 
Ross, Mrs. Tom, Spencer, W. VA — Mr. & Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, 

Asheville. 
Ruff, Mr. Robert H. — Mr. & Mrs. John Ballinger, Hazelwood. 
Russell, Mrs. William Marler, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. A.H. 

Patch, Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglas Robinson, Mrs. W. McCoy Corkill, 

Asheville. 
Sarretl, Mr. A. Reed, Greensboro, NC — V.L. Pete & Minnie Gaines, 

Mr. & Mrs. J.O. Davidson, Mrs. Pascal McLain, Raymond & 

Marie Nicholson, Mrs. Jack Richards, Mr. & Mrs. Grady Brittain, 

Circle #2 of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 

Brevard. Ada H. Allison, Pisgah Forest, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pratt, 

Cedar Mountain, NC. 
Simpson, Mrs. Jamie, Ottsville, PA — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Painter, 

Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
Slagle, Walter B., Pomona, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hambly, Bryson 

City. 
Slaton, Mr. George R., Ft. Lauderdale, FLA — Waynesville Country 

Club Inn, Waynesville. 
Smithson, Mrs. Sara A. — Mrs. Kytle Williams, Asheville. 
Stouken, Mr. Robert, Camden, SC — Frank & Dorothy Heckendorn, 

Aiken, SC. 
Taylor, Mrs. Nancy Melvin, Asheville, NC — Mrs. Don Renfro, Mr. 

& Mrs. Harold R. Woody, Women of Malvern Hills Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 
Thaxton, Mrs. Ruth, Asheville, NC — Circle #7 of First Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville. 
Tweed, Mr. Hamilton, Fairview, NC — Bob & Jean Dempsey, 

Asheville. 
Ward, Mrs. Frances Conroy, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Joseph 

H. Judd, Mrs. Willowghby Turner Cox, Women of First Presby- 
terian Church, Circle #2 of First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
Mother of Mr. C.A. Wheeless, Pisgah Forest, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Enno F. Camenzind, Brevard. 
Winget, Mr. Jim M., Brevard, NC — Shifts A-B-C-D of Quality 

Control Film, Olin, Pisgah Forest. 
Withers, Mrs. Emily Harrold, Waynesville, NC — Ida Jean Brown, 

Waynesville. 
Witt, Mrs. Virginia, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. 

Williams, Hendersonville. 
Zipplies, Mrs. Bertha, Atlanta, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, Mr. 

& Mrs. John L. Clay, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Mr. & Mrs. James H. McDuffie, Mr. &Mrs. Rayford W. Williams, 

Flat Rock, NC. 



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July 1981 



PRESBYTERY Adopts 1981 Mission Budget 

Murphy Presbyterian Church hosts July 14, 1981 Meeting! 



The Reverend Larry Wilson, pastor of 
the Murphy Presbyterian Church and 
pastor at the Bethel Presbyterian Church in 
Unaka, N.C. served as host pastor for the 
summer meeting of Asheville Presbytery. 
Highlight of the meeting was a presentation 
by Ruling Elder, Rayburn Dean, 1982 
Stewardship Chairman. Mr. Dean, a Vice 
President of American Enka and long- 
time leader in Presbyterian mission pro- 
grams, outlined plans and goals for 1982 missions. The Budget is for 
$368,386.55. Prior to the assembling of this budget, each Presbytery 
Executive Committee met to establish their 1982 plans and calculate 
the cost of meeting these goals. The costs are reflected in the total 
budget figure. Additional amounts in this budget are commitments 
to Synod of N.C. mission work and the General Assembly's mission 




program. The Asheville Presbytery programs, the Presbyterian 
Home for Children's program, and the Resource Center are all ad- 
ministered from the Presbytery Office. It is in the Office of the Cen- 
tral Treasurer, at the Presbytery Office, where these funds are 
received from each church and distributed according to the budget 
which is adopted at Presbytery Meeting. Other matters of interest 
before Presbytery include consideration of King College Covenant, 
plans for calling new pastors, minimum salary programs, and the 
establishment of new churches. A brief compendium of happenings 
of Presbytery will be sent to each church by the Office of the Stated 
Clerk. Each congregation should set a time, at one of their regular 
worship services, and report on the Court meeting of your church so 
that each congregational member will be aware of the ministry, 
plans, and programs your church is carrying out through the Middle 
Court level. 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
YOUR CALENDAR 




Phone Presbytery 

Office for details 

(704) 258-8143 (Jayne Patton) 



July 16, 1981 — Higher Education Committee Meeting, 

Synod Office, Raleigh, N.C, 10:30 a.m. 

July 23, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 

Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 

p.m. 

August 24-25, 1981 — Executives' Meeting, Wilmington, NC 

August 27, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children Board 

Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 

p.m. 

September 15, 1981 — Adm. & Prom. Executive Meeting, 

S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

September 15, 1981 Mission Executive Committee 

Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON. 

September 17, 1981 Christian Education Committee 

Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 p.m. 

September 17, 1981 - C.R.V. Executive Committee 

Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall. 6:30 p.m. 

September 24, 1981 Presbyterian Home for Children 

Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 

6:00 p.m. 

September 29, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, 

Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 

October 13, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, Highlands 

Presbyterian Church, host, Highlands, NC, 9:00 o'clock 

registration 

October 15, 1981 - MOC Fall Rally, Presbyterian Home, 

Black Mountain, NC 

October 22, 1981 - Presbyterian Home for Children Board 

Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 6:00 

p.m. 

November 16-17, 1981 - Executive's Meeting, Synod is host. 

Raleigh. NC 

November 19, 1981 - Presbyterian Home for Children 

Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Mountain, NC, 

6:00 p.m. 



Ministers and Wives 
Luncheon Cancelled 

At the last meeting of the Ministers and Wives at 
Hallmark Cafeteria, Innsbruck Mall, on May 19, it 
was decided that, for the present time, the regular 
monthly luncheon would be cancelled. A later 
meeting time and dates are being considered. 



Dean Parks Receives Degree 

On Sunday, May 17, the degree of Doctor of Divinity was 
conferred upon David L. Parks, Academic Dean of Montreat- 
Anderson College, by Belhaven College of Jackson, Missis- 
sippi. 

This degree was given in recognition of Mr. Parks' outstan- 
ding Christian service through the Presbyterian Church, US, 
and in the fields of Christian education. An ordained minister, 
the Reverend Mr. Parks has held pastorates in Georgia, 
Mississippi, and North Carolina; served eleven years as a 
PCUS missionary in Korea; and was a professor of Bible for 
six years at Montreat Anderson College before being ap- 
pointed Acting Dean, and then Dean of the College in 
February of this year. 

Dr. Parks holds the degrees of Bachelor of Electrical 




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and the Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. 

Dr. Parks is married to the former Anna Rue Osteen and is the father of five children and 
two grandchildren. 

David Nash Receives D. Min. 

At its recent commencement exercise, Columbia Theological 
Seminary awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree to the Rev. 
David Nash. The Doctor of Ministry is a professional degree 
centering on the practice of ministry. Rev. Nash concentrated 
his work in the area of pastoral care. His doctoral project was 
a continuing education seminar for clergy on "Alcohol Pro- 
blems and the Church's Responsibility". 

Rev. Nash is a member of Asheville Presbytery and is cur- 
rently providing pastoral services to the Canton Presbyterian ^ f/ 1 I 
Church as an Occassional Supply. Rev. Nash received his M. *a 
Div. from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and following ten years of 
pastoral ministry, completed an intern year in Clinical Pastoral Education as a clinical 
chaplain at the Georgia Mental Health Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1970, Rev. Nash 
has been involved in fulltime ministry in the treatment and rehabilitation of addicted persons 
and their family members. He has been on the faculty of both the Southeastern School of 
Alcohol Studies and the Georgia School of Alcohol Studies providing a special emphasis on 
the church's ministry of pastoral care to the alcoholic and his family. 

SYNOD MEN'S CONFERENCE 

Presbytery Churches well represented! 

The 1981 Synod Men of the Church conference took place Friday, June 26 
through Sunday, June 28. The conference held on the campus of Lees McRae Col- 
lege in Banner Elk, North Carolina featured special worship and leadership growth 
opportunities. Colonel Ham Adams, Presbytery's Chairman of Men's Work, who is 
a Ruling Elder at Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, noted that several churches sent 
couples to this important conference. He emphasized the good fellowship which 
Asheville Presbytery men enjoyed with others throughout the other seven 
presbyteries in North Carolina. Special music presentations highlighted the worship 
experiences and the splendid facilities of Lees McRae College provided a delightful 
experience for all attending. The 1982 Men's Conference is scheduled to take place 
next year at Lees McRae. Presbytery's men are urged to remember the Fall Rally of 
Asheville Presbytery which will take place on the campus of the Presbyterian Home 
for Children, October 15, 1981. A traditional barbecue and program is planned. 




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PRESBYTERY to meet at HIGHLANDS 

Committees Plan Prior Meetings in Asheville 




The Fall meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery will be called to order by 
Moderator Donald C. McKenzie at 
the First Presbyterian Church in 
Highlands, N.C. with the Reverend 
Woodland Johnson as host pastor. 
A special worship service is planned 
prior to the Court Meeting. 

Each Executive Committee has 
The Reverend Woodland Johnson scheduled meetings to take place at 

the S&W Cafeteria in the Asheville Mall. Tuesday, September 15, the Ad- 
ministration and Promotion Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. and the Mission 
Executive Committee is scheduled to begin immediately at 12:00 Noon withy 
lunch served AFTER the meeting at 2:00 o'clock. The Christian Education 
Committee is scheduled to begin its meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the S&W Cafeteria 
and the Church Related Vocations Committee will hold their meeting at 6:30 
p.m., Thursday, September 17. A special Candidates Committee Meeting has 
been called for earlier that afternoon. Both teaching and ruling elders and 
others will participate in the planning for these meetings where matters will be 

KING COLLEGE a „ d 
ASHEVILLE 

X JvJtolS Y X JLJvY establish 

COVENANT ! 

The Asheville Presbytery voted at its summer meeting to enter into a COVE- 
NANT relationship with King College in Bristol, Tenn. King College has long 
served students in this area and for many years has had a relationship with 
Asheville Presbytery under the old Synod of Appalachia. Dr. Donald Mitchell, 
President of King College and former Dean of Montreat Anderson College, 
noted that "a college which cannot lay hold of a distinctive purpose has little 
reason to continue." Mitchell said, "King College is existing and growing 
because of a clearly stated Christian purpose established by the Trustees and 
implemented by the administration and faculty." Mitchell noted that an in- 
creasing number of students are applying to King because they are seeking a 
college which maintains a demanding and balanced program in the liberal arts 
along with a commitment to Biblical truths." The President pointed out that a 
1981 graduate reflected on his experience and summed it up this way: "King 
College has two characteristics that are very important-its emphasis on 
spiritual growth and intellectual maturity. Seeking to keep its Christian com- 
mitment foremost, King does not force a type of "spirituality" on its students 
but rather seeks to maintain a steady exposure to Christian values." 

Asheville Presbytery will now elect two of the college's Board of Trustees. 
The Presbytery's Nominating Committee will bring to the October meeting two 
possible nominations for these trustees. If you have a suggestion or wish to 
volunteer, communicate with the Asheville Presbytery Nominating Committee, 
in care of the Reverend Billy Joe Martin, Chairman, 40 Church Street — Third 
Floor, Asheville, NC 28801. 

In a special ceremony on the campus of King College, Moderator Donald 
McKenzie and Presbytery Executive William Anderson presented the approved 
covenant to President, Dr. Donald R. Mitchell. 






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officially approved and presented on the floor of Presbytery for action by the 
court. 

These committee plans will culminate in a 12:00 o'clock Noon meeting of the 
Moderator's Council on Tuesday, September 29 to plan and set the docket for 
the Court Meeting. The Stated Clerk, the Reverend Edward Renegar, will 
prepare the docket and send it to each Commissioner and each Teaching Elder 
member of the Presbytery. The Asheville Presbytery Churches are reminded to 
elect at their regular session meeting, a commissioner/commissioners, and 
alternate to attend the meeting. 

At the meeting in Highlands, names of all candidates for the gospel ministry 
under the care of Presbytery; their progress in education; institution each is at- 
tending; or the REASON any candidate is not in some school, college, or 
university or seminary; together with recommendations that may seem wise 
touching one or more of the candidates will be presented by the CRV Commit- 
tee. 

A special Moderator's Ad Hoc Committee will be meeting on September 10 
at the S&W Cafeteria, with its luncheon at the conclusion of the meeting, to 
consider a recent Book of Church Order change regarding church property. 
Churches are encouraged to send observers to all court meetings. 

WHAT is HAPPENING with 

CHURCH UNION 

A plan for ending a 120-year separation of American Presbyterians was com- 
pleted in Memphis, July 23rd. If approved by the General Assemblies of the 
Presbyterian Church U.S. and the United Presbyterian Church next June and 
their presbyteries the following February, it could bring about the reuniting of 
the demoninations and the formation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) by 
1983. 

A compromise measure, seen by most of the plan's drafting committee as 
essential to winning approval in the Presbyterian Church U.S., drew major at- 
tention in the four-day meeting. It provides separate exemption provisions 
regarding a requirement that all congregations in the new church elect women 
to local offices. 

The exemption clause for the Presbyterian Church U.S., presented by Dr. J. 
McDowell Richards, president emeritus at Columbia Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary, allows congregations from the PCUS, which have not required the 
election of women officers, annual consultations with and reports to the 
presbytery and annual secret-ballot voting, to be exempt. This requirement 
would be for those congregations choosing not to have women as officers. It 
also applies to the terms of office for congregations not using the rotation 
system. Dr. Richards pointed out that the southern-based church "had pro- 
blems with being mandated to do anything." 

The United Presbyterian Church requires the election of women and has 
stricter exemption clauses — including approval by a % vote in 
presbyteries — which would be maintained for former Presbyterian congrega- 
tions. The plan also specifies that the exemption clause for PCUS congrega- 
tions may not be amended for at least fifteen years after reunion. 

Work on most parts of the reunion plan had been finished in earlier meetings 
of the Joint Committee on Union, which was established in 1969 and produced 
three study drafts of reunion plans before voting last fall to present the current 
one for a vote. 

The next step will be presentation of the plan to the denominations' General 
Assemblies, where simple majority votes are needed to send it to their 
presbyteries. Ratification by two-thirds of the United Presbyterian and three- 
fourths of the Presbyterian U.S. presbyteries is necessary. There are 150 such 
units in the United Presbyterian Church and 60 in the Presbyterian Church 
U.S.; it is widely anticipated that a three-fourths vote of approval in the 
southern-based church will be the more difficult to achieve. 

Fourteen "articles of agreement" are included in the reunion document, 
spelling out such matters as how the continuity of the churches' work is to be 
accomplished as the denominations merge into one, what the new church's 
confessional documents will be, ways that the rights of women and racial ethnic 
persons are to be protected, and procedures for realigning regional entities. 

An 18-chapter Form of Government, similar in all general and most specific 
ways to those of the present denominations, range from definitions of church 
membership to descriptions of the denominations' ecumenical commitments. 

Rules of discipline much like those approved by the two churches' General 
Assemblies last May are included, as is a new Directory for the Service of God 
which provides material on worship, the sacraments, and varied aspects of 
Christian service. 

Detailed procedures are included on how former Presbyterian U.S. con- 
gregations can withdraw from the new church. Such action is permitted not 
sooner than 18 months nor later than eight years after merger, by a % vote of 
the congregation. 



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Aug. -Sept. 1981 



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Church 
members often 
say to me as I 
' ' ..preach 
around . ." the 
various churches 
in Presbytery, 
". . Bill, what we 
need is a good The Rev - Wllllam R Anderson 
brochure on ste- Presbytery Executive 

wardship to give everyone so they can know what their 
money goes for. .". Well, my friends — I am happy to 
tell you that such an information piece is now ready 
for each church to use and distribute to family units 
and to new members. Each pastor and clerk of session 
has received an advance copy. The brochure is 
designed with the theme of PreablJterianB: People in 
Mission! The brochure outlines in four pages the work 
of three courts of the Presbyterian Church. The front 
page entitled PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE in- 
dicates each church by geographical location with a 
brief message regarding your "local" church and 
money. The outer page details the 1982 budget your 
pastor and elders approved at a recent Presbytery 
Court meeting. These figures tell you what exact 
dollar amount is planned for various ministry causes 
in 1982. Items detailed include Missionary causes, 
Presbyterian Home for Children, College and campus 
ministries and the various ministries your executive 
committees coordinate. Many of those who sit in the 
pew and put something in the "plate" each Lord's 
Day, do not realize that the Presbyterian system of 
government which you agreed to when you joined the 
Church, commits you to a system of money distribu- 
tion which includes seeing that all offerings are 
distributed " . . among the objects toward which they 
have been contributed." (B.C.O. 12:3) When your 
church is planning the goals for 1982 and forecasting 
the cost of carrying out those plans for local salary 
and shelter needs, you will want to consider the 
$45.85 per member your church is asked to consider 
Tor benevolence participation. [See printed page in 
brochure for figures]. When our Presbyterian (or 
representative) form of government is contrasted to 
Congregational (Baptist) and Episcopal (Methodist) 
forms of government one can see different forms of 
planning and distribution of our offerings and tithes. 
Better long range planning of ministries for 1982 will 
result in better use of money God has entrusted to all 
of us. Why not volunteer to help your local church 
plan how your offering will fit into the large general 
plan already developed for 1982? The Presbytery of- 
fice is always glad to answer your questions about the 
offerings sent there for distribution. Soon, each 
church will be asked to commit a tentative dollar 
amount which can be expected from them during 
1982. These amounts will be totaled and hopefully 
will indicate full funding of the 1982 printed 
benevolence budget. This "spending-budget" will be 
presented for approval at the January 1982 Presbytery 
meeting. Should the commitments be below budget, 
some ministries must be eliminated or curtailed. 
Some churches pledge more than the expected 
amount per member, which is often the way your 
budget is met. A report of "Mid-year" receipts toward 
all causes has just been sent each church. Some chur- 
ches are doing great... some not so good!! 
Remember, we need money sent in each month from 
each church to fund the budgets. The salaries we pay 
to employees in places like Presbyterian Home for 
Children, the aid sent to "Home-Mission" chur- 
ches. . all must be paid on a regular basis. Ask your 
treasurer or PASTOR, .how is your church doing?? 



WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY 
AVAILABLE 

The 1981 82 women's Bible study, "CALLED BY GRACE TO A 
LIFE OF LOVE", by Dr. William H. Chalker, is a study of Christian 
stewardship. It concerns the responsibility of all Christians for the use of 
God's gifts. Dr. Chalker, a professor of Philosophy and Religion at the 
College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho, claims that the Bible speaks first to 
the question of the purpose of human life and not to the question of how 
we can get what we want. Dr. Chalker helps us to understand steward- 
ship flowing from an understanding of the biblical God. 

Dr. Chalker holds a Bachelor of Divinity degree from McCormick 
Theological Seminary in Chicago. Illinois, and is a graduate of Duke 
University, from which he received his Ph.D. in Religion. 

The study is now available through Materials Distribution Service, 
Presbyterian Church, U.S., 341 Ponce de Leon Avenue. N.E., Atlanta 
Ga. 30365. 



BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Black Mountain, NC 

Sarah Louise Andrews Newland, widow of the Rev. 
Dr. LeRoy Tate Newland, Sr., died Wednesday, 
August 5, in Black Mountain, N.C., at the age of 90. 
after a long illness. 

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Sarah Louise Andrews 
served as a home missionary in Rabun Gap- 
Naccochee, Ga., from the age of 18 to her marriage 
at 20. In 1911 she and her husband went to Korea as 
missionaries for the Presbyterian Church, U.S. As a 
20-year-old, she was the youngest missionary on the 
foreign field. They served as evangelistic missionaries 
in Kwangju and Mokpo, Korea, until 1942. Upon 
returning to the United States, they lived in Union 
Point, Ga., and Blowing Rock, N.C., where Dr. 
Newland held pastorates, and then retired to Black 
Mountain in 1957. Dr. Newland died in 1969. 

Mrs. Newland is survived by four daughters — Mrs. 
Carl M. Capen and Mrs. Harold E. Minnick, of Black 
Mountain; Mrs. A. Mell Lunceford, Jr., of Crawford - 
ville, Ga.; Mrs. James A. McDaniel of Brookhaven, 
Miss. — and two sons: L.T. Newland, Jr., of Cam- 
bridge, Md., and Thomas W. Newland, of Knoxville, 
Tenn. Her sister, Mrs. William A. Causey, lives in 
Baltimore, Md. Survivors also include 19 grand- 
children and 31 great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, it was Mrs. Newland's desire that 
gifts be sent to the Division of International Missions, 
Presbyterian Church, U.S., 341 Ponce de Leon Ave., 
N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30365. She wished her death to be 
a final contribution to the work to which she had so 
freely given her life. 

RALLY SET 

The annual Men of the Church gathering on the 
campus of the Presbyterian Home for Children is set 
for Thursday, October 15, 1981. Early in the day, 
fires are ignited and the mountain hardwood hickory 
produces great barbecued chicken under the watchful 
eye of Oak Forest Elder Gus Koolsl Special games and 
prizes will be featured between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. 
During the fellowship hour, the aroma of "fried livers 
and gizzards" over the open pit will provide great 
snacks. Barbecue will be served in the gymnasium 
followed by the annual election of the MOC officers. 

Dr. Powell Frazier, former President of King Col- 
lege, will speak. Frazier, a long-time Presbyterian 
Elder is Director of the forthcoming 1982 PC. U.S. 
Men's Convention. 

Cost of the dinner will be $3.00. Large groups from 
each church are expected. 



NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




RICEVILLE 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Asheville, NC 

The Riceville Presbyterian Church is busy prepar- 
ing for "Old Folks' Day" which will be celebrated Sun- 
day, September 20. Mr. Virgil Bias is chairman of this 
event. The men have removed all of the old 
overgrown shrubbery from around the church and 
have replaced it with beautiful rhododendron. The 
women are busy with needlework projects to be placed 
in the Fellowship hallway. Everyone is involved for 
this "happy" occasion. 

During the month of August, while our pastor was 
on vacation, guests ministers included the Reverend 
William R. Anderson, the Reverend Arthur 
Williams, and the Reverend Dr. D. Hilton Seals. 

MALVERN HILLS 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Asheville, NC 

Preparations are underway at Malvern Hills 
Presbyterian Church for a "Spiritual Life Crusade" to 
be held October 4-9. The Reverend Dick Little will be 
the visiting evangelist. We hope other congregations 
will take note of this date and event and plan to be 
with us. More details next monthl 

MILLS RIVER 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Horse Shoe, NC 

We are pleased that one of our Youth, Eric Allen, 
has been elected to serve on the Presbytery's Youth 
Council. 

Homecoming, Sunday August 2, was a great suc- 
cess and enjoyed by all. 

Sunday, August 16th was a very special day when 
the "Land of the Sky" barbershop singers of Asheville 
sang at our church service. Participating in this event 
was Vance Klusmire, Ed Holzinger, Dave Newman, 
and Chuck Greene, Director, from our own com- 
munity. 



LARGE CROWD ATTENDS 
SWANNANOA HOUSE 

Pastor Billy Joe Martin and his I 
family are enjoying more comfort 
and convenience, as well as improv- 
ed appearance, of the recently! 
renovated manse. The congrega- 
tion and friends participated in the £M 
dedication and open house on Sun- i 
day evening, July 26th. Presbytery I 
Executive William Anderson, the 
Reverend Martin, and Ruling Elder 
led in the dedication ceremony. 

OTHER NEWS 

On Sunday, July 1 2 , Elder Ellis M . Vaught was elected Elder Emeritus, a title of honor in recogni- 
tion of his many years of dedicated service on the session. At a brief congregational meeting im- 
mediately after the morning worship, Elder Dr. Hubert L. Clapp made the nomination and the con- 
gregation responded with a standing vote of acclamation. Remarks in tribute to Elder Vaught were 
made by Elders Lester Connelly and Don McKenzie. Mr. Vaught, who was also celebrating his 81st 
birthday on that date, spoke movingly of his love for the church and his experiences in its service. A 
joyful fellowship hour on the church lawn followed. 

Women of the Church sponsored an all-day bus trip to Maggie Valley on July 11th with 40 par- 
ticipants, including a group from the Monte Vista Hotel of Black Mountain. Lunch at the Geisha 
Gardens was followed by visits to local gift and craft shops, and a beautiful (and delightfully cool) 
return trip via the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

The congregation is so pleased that William Stephen Martin, son of the Reverend Billy Joe and Joe 
Ann Martin has been accepted at Ojiillen-Dischner College of Medicine at the University of Ten- 
nessee in Johnson City, Tennessee. 

Swannanoa Presbyterian Church looks forward to their annual HOMECOMING Day which will 
be held Sunday, September 13th. 




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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Aug. -Sept. 1981 




"TRAINING UP" 

by Jinnie Stevens 

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old 
he will not depart from it." How easily that verse falls off the 
tongue. How challenging to put into practice! We thank God 
for the freedom to "train up" our children, that they are not 
subjected to the political brainwashing heard of in some other 
countries. They are not surrounded by government -produced 
banners and slogans which demand their loyalty and resources. 
But, look around. Billboards and slogans are everywhere. We 
are being called to give our loyalty to "The Real Thing" and use the earth's resources 
with abandon because we "deserve a break today." Advertising has brainwashed us in- 
to trusting in physical security and well-being and material goods for happiness. A 
child will not believe our exortations to give his all to the Lord if we only grudgingly 
tithe. He will feel tension when he realizes we tell him to trust the Lord with all his 
heart and then take out a bigger insurance policy. He will grow up thinking he "needs" 
to eat and dress and live in ways which result in his consuming fifty times more 
resources than a child in India. Yes, if we are going to take our God-given responsibili- 
ty for child-training, we are all going to have to take a harder look at how we've been 
persuaded to live. Two excellent books of this subject are Living More With Less, by 
Doris Janzen Longacre and Living More Simply: Biblical Principles and Practical 
Models, edited by Ronald J. Sider. Both Books are available for loan. Just telephone: 
253-0159 (home) or Asheville Presbytery Resource Center 258-8143. 




WOMEN OF 
THE CHURCH 

by Marion Beegle 

The plans for the 
SEPTEMBER 19 Training 
and Rally Day, at Canton 
Presbyterian Church, have 
been completed and it ap- 
pers there will be something 
for all the women of our 
Presbytery. 

Along with Maie Minnich (keynote speaker 
and prayer workshop) and the Reverend Jerry 
Robinson on the STATUS OF THE CHURCH, 
we look forward to having Miss Elizabeth 
Wilson for a Bible Study helpshop similar to the 
one given at the North Carolina Women's Con- 
ference. Mrs. Harriet Cromartie will address the 
issues of Women's Work. The day will be pat- 
terned much like last year, with the above oc- 
curring in the morning, with the posibility of 
some repeating after lunch so that you may be 
able to take advantage of more than one topic. 
After lunch will be helpshops for officers with 
the White Cross representative in N.C. being 
here to offer assistance in that area. Mrs. Ann 
Renegar will be leading the workshop for Circle 
Chairmen. 

We are again asking that you bring a sand- 
wich or whatever you choose for lunch. The 
Canton women will provide beverage and 
dessert. This simplifies things for the host 
church and does not require too much from 
each of us. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. 
(coffee will be served)l You may register by 
simply mailing your name, address, home 
church and position you hold in WOC. Also, 
please indicate whether you will be staying 
through lunch. Presidents may send a list of 
women attending on one sheet of paper if that 
would be more efficient for you as well as saving 
postage. Mail to: Mrs. George H. Trostel, 22 
Hampton Heights, Canton, N.C. 28716. 

September will be a very busy month as I look 
forward to being with the Brevard Davidson 
River WOC on the 17th, the Training Day on 
the 19th, and the WOC of First Presbyterian 
Church of Asheville on the 21st. 

The 1982 Women of the Church Birthday 
Offering was announced at the Women's Con- 
ference at Montreat in mid-July. It will be 
dividied equally between two family ministry 
projects, the Pembroke Area Presbyterian 
Ministry and the Edmarc Hospice for Children. 



The offering will be used to enable families to 
combine their human resources in caring for 
each other as they work together. The Pem- 
broke Area ministry is supported in part by 
Fayetteville Presbytery in North Carolina. The 
new portion of the project, to be funded by the 
offering, proposes to provide low income per- 
sons, 92 percent of whom are Native 
Americans, with simple and more self-reliant 
tools to cope with the rising cost of food and the 
necessity to improve their diet. 

The Lumbee Indians in that area are in 
desperate straits. The project will include a 
nutrition education and a food supply program. 
There will be a Farmer's market, the formation 
of Home Demonstration Clubs and the food 
supply program. The latter will focus on help- 
ing people grow food on small parcels of land 
and preserving their produce for use over the 
winter months. 

The Edmarc Hospice for Children, Inc, in 
the Suffolk, Va. area is a private non-profit 
organization to offer supportive care to ter- 
minally ill childrn and their families. The cor- 
poration seeks to provide families with the op- 
portunity to re-unite the family whenever ap- 
propriate. 

Hospitals with latest in technology are vital as 
long as cure or rehabilitation is possible. But, 
for many people, the time comes when doctors 
and hospitals can do no more than parents and 
friends. The project augments professional sup- 
port with trained volunteers. Other needs will 
be evaluated. 

HEADQUARTERS SEEKS 
HELP! 

Each year Assembly agencies are evaluated. This 
year the Board of Annuities and Relief, The Moun- 
tain Retreat Association /Montreat Conferences, and 
the Joint Office of Worship are being evaluated as a 
part of the regularly scheduled review process. 

In addition, plans for an overall study of the "ap- 
propriateness and effectiveness'' of the 
denomination's structure and program which is 
scheduled for examination every seven years will be 
studied. 

Any church member in Asheville Presbytery is 
urged to communicate with Mrs. Beverly J. Myers, 
Office of Review and Evaluation, Presbyterian Chuch 
in the U.S, 341 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, 
Ga. 30365, Telephone 404-873-1532. The date set 
aside (October 19-23, 1981) is a week of Open Hear- 
ings for anyone who wishes to discuss concerns or 
issues in person. There will also be a formal informa- 
tion gathering method. This is your chance, Members 
in Asheville Presbytery — let this evaluation team 
know what you think. Remember, if you keep 
quiet ... no one really benefits from what it is that you 
are upset about regarding our denomination. 



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Abercrombie, Mr. George D., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete 
Gaines, Brevard. 

Anders, Mrs. John, Barnardsville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. 
McDarris, Asheville. 

Arledge, Mr. Roone, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville. 

Armstrong, Mr. William F., Pisgah Forest, NC — Dr. & Mrs. 
Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 

Ashley, Mr. James Paul, Warrensville, NC — Mrs. Cecil Plott, 
Bryson City. 

Blankenship, Grace, Asheville, NC — Women of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Bowling, Mrs. Arthur W., Logan, West VA — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville. 

Boyce, Miss Edith Hadfield, West Pawlet, VT — Kay Sonne, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Boydstun, Mrs. Lucy, Asheville, NC — Circle #2 of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Patton, Women of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church. Asheville. 

Brintnall, Lucille — Bryson City Presbyterian Church Adult Class, 
Bryson City. 

Brookshire, David Lee, Candler, NC — Jane H Whitmire. Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie of Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. Vernon 
Branson, Mr. Durward R. Everett, Butler Associates, P. A., Lynn & 
Mildred Reighard, Geodetic Survey Section of the N.C. Department 
of Natural Resources and Community Development, Asheville Of- 
fice, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Woody, Mrs. Mitchell Gaddy, Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert N. Dempsey, Jr., Mrs. Helen R. Gray. Mr. & Mrs. W. Carroll 
Penley, The T.H. Rogers Family, Mr. & Mrs. Max Reed. Mrs. Troy 
Caldwell, Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Bates, Smoky Mountain Dog Fanciers 
Association, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd W. Henson, Mr. Louis C. 
Ownbey, Friends at Square D. Company, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin W. 
Rader, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Watson, Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin. 
Sara Goforth, Mr. & Mrs. George Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. William C. 
Embler, Circle 4A of Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, North 
Carolina Department of Natural Resources & Community Develop- 
ment, Mary Louise Carpenter, Charles & Frances Mitchell, 
Asheville. ******Mr. & Mrs. MelvinJ. Ball, Mr. & Mrs. J.V. MeHaf 
fey, Vivian MeHaffey. Mr. & Mrs. Ray Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Don 
Moore. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pope, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Merrill, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles Ledford, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Ball, Mr. & Mrs. Gus Olson, 
Mr. & Mrs. Claude Holcombc, Mr. & Mrs. C.L. McMahan, Gary & 
Toni Tweed, Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Tom Furness. Enka. Mr. & Mrs. 
C.L. Brookshire, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Dale Gaddy. Fairfax. 
VA.***SalIy Pittillo, Carolyn Riddle, Marie Mclntyre, Marsha 
Thomas, Lewis Battle. Rita Parrish, Asheville **** General Audit 
Department of Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., N.A., Winston-Salem. 
NC, Geodetic Survey Section, Raleigh, NC. 

Brown, Mr. James G., Savannah, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley Cope, 
Hendersonville, NC. 

Burgess, Mrs. Mary, Washington, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Furman 
Robertson, Waynesville. 

Capps, Mr. John L., Sr., Balfour, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, 
Hendersonville. 

Carter, Mary Long, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. 

Casey, Mrs. Daisy, Granite Falls, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Harry Usher, 
Bear Creek, NC. 

Culp, Mr. Henry, Sr., Attalla, ALA — Mr. & Mrs. Alvin J. Patter- 
son, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. J.M. Choate. Asheville. 

Curnow, Katherine, Black Mountain, NC — Malvern Hill Presby- 
terian Church, Women of Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, 
Arthur & Sarah Kiser, Asheville. 

Darcy, Mrs. Elsie — Andrews Presbyterian Women of the Church, 
Andrews, NC 

Dendy, Dr. Henry B., Weaverville, NC — Graham & Nancy Price, 
Mrs. RE. McClure, Mr. & Mrs. J. Paul Teal, Jr., Asheville. Jess & 
Carol Andrews, Nashville, TN. Mrs. George T. Peters. Knoxville, 
Tn. Weaverville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. James E. Sluder, 
Mr. & Mrs. Joe D. Brigman & Guy, Circle #5 of Weaverville 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. Mr. William F. Swift. Jr., Mr. & 
Mrs. H.P. McCarroll, Mrs. W.F. Swift, Sr., Ms. Ida Jean Brown, 
Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. J. Aaron Prevost. Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. 
Joseph E. Revis, Alexander. Bill & Evelyn Hall. Due West. SC. 

Dillingham, Mr. Grady E-, Anmoore, W. VA. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Glenn Robinson, Candler. Dillingham Presbyterian Church. 
Margaret Dillingham, Barnardsville. 

Dobbins, Mrs. Martha, Gastonia, NC — Women of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Eberle, Ellen, Patchogue, NY — Mr. & Mrs. Peter Eberle, Brevard. 
Mrs. Catherine Runyon. Babylon, NY. 

Elliott, Mother of W.E., Asheville — Women of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Ellison, Mr. John, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 
Barber, Hendersonville. 

Evans, Mr. Clarence F., Flat Rock, NC — Senator & Mrs. Bo 
Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Galbreath, Miss Kathleen, Hattiesburg, MS — Mr. William R. 
Anderson, Miss Nancy Anderson of Hattiesburg, MS. 

Garland, Mattie, Enka, NC — Bob & Jean Dempsey. Mrs. Ruby 
Caldwell, Mr. & Mrs. Carmel Rice, Eugenia H. Gibson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Gus Devlin, Mrs. Dorothy Gaddy, American Legion Post Auxiliary 
#335, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J.T. Greenwood. Mr. & Mrs. John T. 
Keylon, Marjorie Kirkpatrick & Children. Bill & Kitty Pope, Mr. & 
Mrs. Jack H. Duckett, Enka. Mrs. A.L. Denny, Aiken, SC. Mr. & 
Mrs. Roy R. Clark, Ruth J. Kemic. Candler. Mr. & Mrs. Jack R. Ar- 
rowood, Mr. & Mrs. Ferrell Hensley. Barnardsville. Col. & Mrs. 
H.A. Kreitzer, Swannanoa. 



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Asheville, N.C. 28802. 

Published Monthly at Asheville, N.C. by Asheville Presbytery 

40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

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Mrs. Jayne Patton — Asst. To The Editor 

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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Aug.-Sept. 1981 



YOU Can HELP!! 



Write A 
Letter Today! 



Madalyn Murray O'Hair, whose efforts successfully 
eliminated the use of the Bible reading and prayer from all 
public schools, has been granted a Federal Hearing in 
Washington on the subject of "Religion and Airways" by the 
Federal Communications Commission. This Petition (No. 
RN2493) would ultimately pave the way to eliminate the pro- 
clamation of the Gospel via airways of America. She took her 
petition bearing 27,900 names to back her stand. 

If her attempt is successful, all Sunday worship services now 
being broadcast, either by radio or television, would be stop- 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
YOUR CALENDAR 




Phone Presbytery 

Office for details 

(704) 258-8143 (Jayne Patton) 

September 4, 1981 — Stewardship of Accumulated 
Resources for Asheville, Concord & Meckelnburg 
Presbyteries, 10:00 a.m., Concord Presbytery Office, 
Barium Springs, NC 

September 10, 1981 — Church Property Committee 
of Asheville Presbytery, S&W Cafeteria, 2:00 p.m. 
September 15, 1981 Adm. & Prom. Executive 

Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mail, 6:00 p.m. 
September 15, 1981 — Mission Executive Committee 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 
NOON. 

September 17, 1981 — Christian Education Commit- 
tee Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:00 
p.m. 

September 17, 1981 C.R.V. Executive Committee 
Meeting, S&W Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 6:30 p.m. 
September 19, 1981 WOC Fall Training Rally 

Day, Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton, NC 
September 24, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for 
Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

September 29, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall, 12:00 NOON 
October 13, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, 
Highlands Presbyterian Church, host, Highlands, 
NC, 9:00 o'clock registration 

October 15, 1981 - MOC Fall Rally, Presbyterian 
Home, Black Mountain, NC 

October 15-17, 1981 — Face to face Information Ex- 
change, Gold Rock Ramada Inn, Battleboro, NC 
October 22, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

November 16-17, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, Synod 
is host, Raleigh, NC 

November 19, 1981 Presbyterian Home for 

Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

December 11-18, 1981 1981 Youth Fall Rally, 
Windy Gap, Weaverville 



ped. Many elderly and shut-ins, as well as those recuperating 
from hospitalization or illness, depend on radio and television 
to fulfill their religious needs each week. 

You can help this time we need one million (1,000,000) 
letters. This could defeat Mrs. O'Hair and show her that there 
are still many Christians who are alive and well in our country. 

A letter awaiting your signature is below. You may make ad- 
ditional copies, as many as you wish. ONLY ONE 
SIGNATURE PER LETTER. Signatures are not valid unless 
address is given. 

WRITE TO 



PRESBYTERIAN 
HOME BIRTHDAYS 

Missy Little August 8 

Judy Blevins August 28 

Cindy Mercer September 16 

Cheryl Buhrmaster September 21 



Federal Communications Commission 
1919 M Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20036 

RE: Petition No. RN-2493 

Gentlemen: 

I personally appreciate and support the Sunday Worship Ser- 
vice and many other religious programs which are broadcast 
over both radio and television. There are many sick, elderly, 
and shut-ins who depend on radio and television to fulfill their 
worship needs. I urge you to see to it that such programs con- 
tinue. 



(Date) 



(Address) 



(Signature) 



SIGNATURES ARE NOT VALID ( Cit y- State ' Zi P) 

UNLESS ADDRESS IS INCLUDED 



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YOUR "RESOURCE 
CENTER 

AHtfEutlk f rcfihtrtEro Office 

3rd Floor 

40 Church Street 

Asheville, N.C. 28801 

Telephone 704/258-8143 

Resource Center open during regular 

Office Hours on Tuesday — Thursday — Friday 

Recently received the following materials for your use: 

2 issues of CRY JUSTICE by Ronald J. Sider (The Bible speaks on Hunger & Poverty) 
2 issues of CHRISTIANS IN AN AGE OF HUNGER by Ronald J. Sider (A biblical study) 
The Presbyterian Heritage Series materials — includes, 
We Presbyterians, Level 1,2,3,4 
The Search for Intimacy 

Human Variety is Beautiful: Handicapped Persons & You 
The Broadly Graded Group (A Manual for children in the Church) 
Packet (appropriating the Bible) making the Bible Your Own 
National Teacher Education Project materials 
Learning Centers on Prayer 
Learning Centers on Christians as neighbors 
Your resource center hopes to help with materials and information on officer training, steward- 
ship, educational material, curriculum programs, and various areas of needs in the churches of 
Asheville Presbytery. Share any needs, wants, desires and thoughts with the Presbytery Executive 
Committees when they meet. The Center can serve you best if the needs are known. 




Presbytery Meets Oct. 13 at Highlands, NC 

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Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



Oct. 1981 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY will help . . . 

XaX Case Dispute Involving Fayetteville Church 



A tax case involving a Fayetteville Church and the Fayetteville Presbytery 
may have broad implications for religious denominations and congregations in 
their purchase and use of property. The Southview Church (Fayetteville 
Presbytery) has appealed a ruling to the N.C. Property Tax Commission. In- 
dications are that the case may go to court before it is finally resolved. 

The Reverend Dr. John C. Bryan, Executive Secretary of Fayetteville 
Presbytery, indicated "there would be severe long-term implications if the 
church loses this case." Bryan told Asheville Presbytery Executive, William R. 
Anderson, that, "any property purchased by a Presbytery to develop would be 
taxed until buildings are built. If a church buys a tract planning to build an 
educational building later, it would pay taxes until the tract is developed. Over 
the long-term, we are talking about literally millions of dollars." 

The tax payment, in question, amounts to approximately one hundred 
dollars so the implications of the case are what is concerning the presbyteries 
and local churches. 

WEDDING Bells 




Presbyterian Home for Children's lovely H.B. Dendy Memorial 
Parlor was a beautiful setting for a wedding. Valerie Buhmaster, a 
child who "grew up" at the "HOME" was married to Richard 
Padgett at 7PM September 19, 1981. The Rev. Leroy Secrest (Chm. 
of the board of trustees) performed the ceremony. Executive Direc- 
tor Donald McKenzie (The home's "Big-Daddy") gave the Bride 
away. Other attendants were the bride's sister Marcella, who is a 
senior Nursing major in college. Her brother Marc, recently mar- 
ried at the "home", participated in the ceremony. Cheryl (another 
sister at the "Home") presided over the punch bowl at a reception 
following the ceremony hosted by the "Children and Staff" of the 
Presbyterian Home. 



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The case began in April when Cumberland County tax supervisor denied a 
tax exemption for 15.6 acres of the Southview Presbyterian Church's property. 
The County's Board of Equalization and Review upheld the Supervisor's deci- 
sion in late May 1981. The church appealed to the County Commissioners and 
then to the State's Property Tax Commission. 

The Presbytery of Asheville has instructed the Reverend William R. Ander- 
son, Presbytery Executive, to file an amicus curiae as a support measure from 
the Asheville Presbytery. 

It will probably be several weeks before the commission can hear the appeal. 
If the tax decision is upheld, the next step would be to a state level tax review 
board. If all administrative remedies are exhausted, then the case can be taken 
to court. The statute in question provides that the county may tax all property 
of a church (or church camp) it determines is not reasonable and convenient 
and necessary for the existing building or buildings on the property. 

PROPERTY ISSUE draws 
CROWD!! 

Time docketed for October Presbytery Meeting. 

Teaching and Ruling Elders representing most of the churches in Asheville 
Presbytery and guests gathered together at a meeting at 2:00 p.m., September 
10th at the S&W Cafeteria at the Asheville Mall. Those attending received a 
large block of material regarding proposed amendments to the "property 
chapter" of the Book of Church Order. The material included a copy of a letter 
by the Reverend Al Freundt, Jr., Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Central 
Mississippi & Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary. A copy of a sermon 
by Dr. J. Wayte Fulton of the Memorial Presbyterian Church of West Palm 
Beach, Florida was given those present, along with an article, Whose 
Property? — A Layman Speaks Out! by Dr. Rene Williamson of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge, La. The last article was presented in the 
materials by Dr. Robert W. Cousar, Jr. entitled, Reject The Proposed Chapter 
6 and Salvage Our Unity. Those present received a certified ballot for study. 
The Presbytery is grateful to Dr. Jim Andrews, Stated Clerk of the denomina- 
tion, who arranged for copies of these materials and sent them air express for 
this meeting. 

Mr. Joe Greer, an attorney and Ruling Elder of the First Presbyterian 
Church in Charlotte, was asked to come and interpret the historical perspective 
of this issue. The tone of the meeting could have been described as one of 
"courteous attention". Some present felt both sides of the issue should have 

cont 'd page three 



CHURCH OFFICER 
TRAINING EVENT 



PURPOSE: 



WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 



WHERE: 
WHEN: 



LEADERS. 



SPONSORED BY: 



(1) To supplement church officer training ef- 
forts in congregations (not to take the place 
of the training provided in each congre- 
gation). 

(2) To be a refresher course for active Ruling 
Elders and Deacons. 

Newly elected Ruling Elders and Deacons and 
all other active Ruling Elders and Deacons 
who want /need a "refresher course" for their 
duties and responsibilities as church officers. 

First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville, N.C. 

October 18, 1981, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 
p.m. 

(A light meal will be served by the Waynesville 
church.) 

Ruling Elders AND Teaching Elders of 

Asheville Presbytery 

(they claim to be the best of the "litter".) 

Your Friendly Christian Education Committee 
of the Presbytery of Asheville. 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Oct. 1981 



e a 



No. of 
Members 




The Rev. William R. Anderson 
Presbytery Executive 



NAME OF CHURCH 



This is a REPORT published for YOU, the individual member of a church in Asheville 
Presbytery, so that you can KNOW where part of your money is sent from YOUR OFFERING 
placed in the "PLATE" each SUNDAY. The budgets (which were adopted by your church 
pastor and elders in January 1981) are funded by the money your church treasurer sends 
to the PRESBYTERY OFFICE. THE PRESBYTERY OFFICE then gives your church credit by a 
standard bookkeeping practice and distributes, by percentage or designation, to the 
various ministries you selected, ranging from International Mission to our local Presby- 
terian Home. In some cases your own church receives a monthly check from this money to 
HELP YOU pay your pastor and other expenses . Some of you should remind your treasurer 
that the PRESBYTERY OFFICE must send MONTHLY checks to many causes .. .missionary salaries, 
Presbyterian Home salaries, etc. - all must be paid on a monthly basis, therefore your 
treasurer will want to remit at LEAST MONTHLY. Some churches did "better" than others on 
the TOTAL. Study these comparisons and talk to your SESSION - TREASURER - PASTOR about 
YOUR MONEY... and how it is applied to OUR LORD'S WORK. 



TOTAL 

Amount Pledged or 
Accepted for 1981 



ASSUMING Church 
mailed EACH MONTH 
a check for l/12th 
of your TOTAL: 
As of Aug. 31, 1981 
your total should 
be: 



ACTUAL 






dollars re- 




+ or - 


ceived: 






$ 600.00 


+ 


$ 200.00 


6,691.00 


- 


2,976.00 


25,755.00 


- 


10,245.00 


60.00 


- 


20.00 


1,013.14 


- 


53.86 


13,546.83 


+ 


4,775.83 


17,900.00 


- 


5,980.00 


900.00 


+ 


61.00 


5,026.04 


+ 


1,626.04 


1,482.01 


- 


317.99 


1,095.40 


- 


104.60 


2,570.30 


+ 


1,570.30 


1,213.48 


- 


120.52 


4,199.50 


+ 


532.50 


16,755.01 


+ 


88.01 


950.00 


+ 


24.00 


8,680.00 


- 


7,320.00 


2,050.00 


- 


2,617.00 


-0- 


- 


200.00 


$ 4,118.00 


+ 


$ 518.00 


1,200.00 


- 


800.00 


3,138.53 


- 


1,228.13 


2,500.00 


- 


346.66 


7,469.33 


- 


197.33 


1,572.11 


+ 


37.45 


2,000.00 


+ 


266.67 


8,242.92 


+ 


576.25 


2,850.00 


+ 


316.67 


-0- 


- 


1,600.00 


3,417.84 


+ 


59.84 


7,780.00 


+ 


900.00 


2,000.00 


- 


666.67 


5,775.00 


- 


4,345.00 


5,075.00 


+ 


675.00 


9,113.00 


+ 


2,029.67 


$176,739.44 


- 


$24,881.53 



Figure for useful evaluation 
of participation: 
7 the total number of church 
members by the S amount com- 
mitted, reflects the amount per 
member church commits to 
benevolences: 






55 Andrews Presbyterian 

659 Arden Presbyterian 

1,128 Asheville, First Presby. 

11 Bethel "C" Presbyterian 

42 Bethel "H" Presby 

303 Black Mountain Presby. 

649 Brevard Davidson River Presby. 

29 Brittains Cove Presbyterian 

93 Bryson City Presbyterian 

120 Canton Presbyterian 

60 Cullowhee Presbyterian 

156 Dillingham Presbyterian 

91 Etowah Presbyterian 

250 Franklin, First Presbyterian 

618 Grace Covenant Presbyterian 

32 Hayesville Presbyterian 

405 Hendersonville, First Presby. 

171 Highlands, First Presb; terian 

6 Ivy Park Presbyterian 

300 Kenilworth Presbyterian 

67 Lakey Gap Presbyterian 
133 Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
223 Mills River Presbyterian 
288 Montreat Presbyterian 

53 Morrison Presbyterian 

68 Murphy Presbyterian 
262 Oak Forest Presbyterian 
100 Rlceville Presbyterian 
153 Swannanoa, First Presby. 
108 Sylva, First Presbyterian 
309 Trinity, Hendersonville 
152 Waynesville, First Presby. 
317 Weaverville, First Presby. 
278 West Asheville Presbyterian 
270 Westminster Presbyterian 

TOTALS 



14 

54 

1 

13 

35 

1 

5 

2 

1 

1 

2 

5 

25 

1 

24 

7 

$ 5 
3 
6 
4 

11 
2 
2 

11 
3 
2 
5 

10 
4 

15 
6 

10 



600.00 
,500.00 
,000.00 

120.00 
,600.00 
,156.00 
,820.00 
,259.00 
,100.00 
,700.00 
,800.00 
,500.00 
,000.00 
,500.00 
,000.00 
,389.00 
,000.00 
,000.00 

300.00 
,400.00 
,000.00 
,550.00 
,270.00 
,500.00 
,302.00 
,600.00 
,500.00 
,800.00 
,400.00 
,037.00 
,320.00 
,000.00 
,180.00 
,600.00 
.625.00 



$ 



*$302,428.00 



400.00 

9,667.00 

36,000.00 

80.00 

1,067.00 

8,771.00 

23,880.00 

839.00 
3,400.00 
1,800.00 
1,200.00 
1,000.00 
1,334.00 
3,667.00 
16,667.00 

926.00 
16,000.00 
4,667.00 

200.00 
$ 3,600.00 
2,000.00 
4,366.66 
2,846.66 
7,666.66 
1,534.66 
1,733.33 
7,666.67 
2,533.33 
1,600.00 
3,358.00 
6,880.00 
2,666.67 
10,120.00 
4,400.00 
7,083.33 

$201,620.97 



$10.91 
22.00 
47.87 
10.91 
38.10 
43.42 
55.19 
43.42 
54.84 
22.50 
30.00 
9.62 
21.98 
22.00 
40.4 6 
43.-1 
59.26 
40.94 
50. CO 

$ 18.00 
44.78 
48.52 
19.15 
39.93 
43.44 
38.42 
43.90 
38.00 
15.69 
46.64 
33.40 
26.32 
47.89 
23.74 
39.35 



Accepted budget *S310,000 

Churches only pledged C2C2,428.00 



&JESTI0N: HOW IS YOUR MONEY DIVIDED AND WHERE DOES IT GO? 

&JSWER : B? a budget you, your vastor and elders approved, it is distributed to these general 
areas: GROUP I - National and international missions through General Assembly. 
GROUP II - Synod and various educational and regional ministries. 
GROUP HI - Local presbytery missions including Presbyterian Home for Childre 
aid receiving churches, youth camps, and other ministries. 



Page Three 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Oct. 1981 



UNION endorsed by 
COFAP ! 




The Rev. Robert Henderson 

Covenant Fellowship of Presbyterians has en- 
dorsed the proposed Plan for Reunion of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the US and the United Presby- 
terian Church. The Fellowship Board endorsed 
union "as the best practical course of action for 
the future of our denomination", and encouraged 
others who share the views of the Fellowship to 
work for passage of the plan. The proposed plan, 
to be published in October, will be presented to 
both the PCUS and UPC General Assemblies next 
May. 

The board's action was taken on the recommenda- 
tion of the Fellowship's executive committee. The 
committee's recommendation "concluded that it is in 
the best interest of our denomination that the plan be 
adopted." The board agreed in adopting the recom- 
mendation "that we have been brought to this junc- 
ture in the providence of God, who wills the renewal 
of the whole Christian Church to the honor of Jesus 
Christ." 

The Covenant Fellowship also committed itself to 
establish a new evangelical organization to work 
within the united denomination and to be available as 
instruments of renewal in the courts and congrega- 
tions of the reunited church. 



Property cont'd from page 1 

been presented by two speakers. As a result, the 
Moderator's Committee planned the docket of the 
October Meeting of Asheville Presbytery to include a 
two-hour time block for the matter. Two speakers are 
to be chosen by the Moderator's Committee represent- 
ing "each side" and given a time block at Presbytery 
with a period for questions and answers. An addi- 
tional period is to be docketed for a general discussion 
on the matter, and it is anticipated the actual vote 
will be taken at January 1982 Asheville Presbytery 
Meeting. The four Executive Committees are sched- 
uled to give reports and make recommendations to 
the Court Meeting at First Presbyterian Church in 
Highlands, NC, October 13, 1981. 



HetterH to % iEMtor 



"Speaking as your trustee representative from Asheville 
Presbytery, may I express Davidson College's appreciation for 
your continuing encouragement of your young people in con- 
sidering Davidson College as their college home for four years. 
We need these bright young people to challenge a very strong 
faculty where the student-faculty ratio is still twelve students 
to each faculty member." 

Wayne S. Montgomery, M.D. 



JOY GIFT Becomes CRUCIAL 



The Board of Annuities and Relief points out that 
1981 will mark the first year that Ministerial Relief 
will not be in the General Assembly benevolence 
budget. 

1981 materials are now in preparation and two 
packets were mailed to each church early in 
September. Materials include recorded messages as 
well as other new and traditional items. 

The Board of Annuities is counting on the 
December Joy Gift, totally outside the budget, to 
maintain the work at its current level approximately 
one and a quarter million dollars. 



OAK FOREST 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Asheville. N.C. 



On Sunday, July 19, Oak Forest Church held their 
third annual "All-day" Outing at Camp Little Pisgah. 
The day started with an informal worship service, 
after which there was a covered dish lunch including 
hot dogs and hamburgers cooked by some of the 
church officers. In the afternoon, various recreational 
activities included swimming, hiking, bingo, scrab- 
ble, relays, and softball. The day was concluded with 
a "homemade" ice cream social followed by a short 
Vesper service. 

A group of six youth and three adult advisors spent 
the week of August 3-8 attending the "Fun in the Son" 
conference at Jekyll Island, Georgia. 

At the morning worship service on Sunday, August 
30, the Junior Choir, under the direction of Thomas 
Currie, Jr., presented "What's New, Corky?"— a 
musical story of new beginnings by Flo Price. 

Several events are being planned for the coming fall 
months. Special dedication services will take place in 
early October when the new choir robes arrive. The 
Women of the Church will have a Mother-Daughter 
salad supper Sunday evening, October 4, to "kick-off 
the new year. Mrs. Maie Minnick will be the guest 
speaker for this occasion. The second Fall Arts 
Festival has been scheduled for Sunday afternoon, 
November 15. 




The Reverend William Serjak with children dur- 
ing the "Children's sermon." The Youth Council 
of Asheville Presbytery recently visited the First 
Presbyterian Church of Sylva. 

ANDREWS 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Andrews, N.C. 



The session of the Andrews Presbyterian Church, 
Andrews, has memorialized WILLARD R. PERRY, 
who died August 6th after a lingering illness. He was 
77. Mr. Perry was a member of Midland Presbyterian 
Church, UP, Midland, Michigan for 43 years where 
he had served as a trustee. Most recently he and his 
wife had become members of the Andrews Church 
and just this past year Mr. Perry had been elected a 
ruling elder, Class of 1983. Mr. Perry, a chemist with 
Dow Chemical for 44 years, was active in the Lions 
Club for 45 years and Boy Scouts for 40 years. He is 
survived by his wife, Myrl; a son, Dr. Burton Perry 
and family of Ann Arbor, Michigan; two sisters and 
two brothers. Memorial services were held in 
Midland, Michigan and in Andrews. 



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40 Church Street Asheville, N.C. 28801 

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Mrs. Jayne Patton — Asst. To The Editor 

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Telephone 704258-8143 



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NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 



Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office. F.dnor 40 
Church Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone (704) 2b8 8143 





Specie^ 
cjUeetii/ig Set 

MALVERN HILLS 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Asheville, NC 



A special invitation is extended to all congregations 
of the Asheville Presbytery by the congregation of 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Glen 
A. McClung, pastor, to "A Spiritual Life Crusade" on 
October 4-9, at 7:30 p.m. 

The Reverend Richard (Dick) Little, pastor of 
Reynolds Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, 
N.C., will be holding this series of evangelistic and Bi- 
ble Study Services. 

Sunday-Friday, October 4-9 — 7:30 p.m. "Spiritual 
Life Crusade" meetings Choirs from area churches 
and group singers will provide special music. A 
nursery will be provided for the evening services. 

BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Black Mountain, N. C. 

A letter of thanks was received from Mr. Harvey 
Musser, Administrator of the Hospital Sainte Croix, 
in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, for the $1,000 gift sent by 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. "We thank 
you for your kindness and for caring. The people 
needs in Haiti are staggering, and we often feel inade- 
quate to our tasks. When Christian friends give 
evidence of support, both financial and prayerful, we 
are greatly strengthened." 

September 19th, was Dedication Day for the new 
wing and the renovation of the old building. "We will 
remember YOU happily on that day, and afterward, 
as we work to show the love of God through our 
ministry in Haiti." 

ARDEN PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Arden, N.C. 

Arden Presbyterian Church is fortunate to have 
Leigh Winchell on staff as the new Youth Director. 
Leigh was born in South Africa and grew up in 
Wheaton, Illinois. While in high school, Leigh at- 
tended Ben Lippen for two years. After spending 
three years in college in Wheaton, Leigh taught 8th 
and 9th grade students for six months in South 
Africa. He then returned to the U.S. to continue his 
education and in June 1981 was graduated from Col- 
umbia Bible College. Leigh's family resides in 
Wheaton where his father is General Director of 
TEAM. 

Although Leigh has only been here a short time, he 
has been busy coordinating activities for the Youth of 
the church. Some of the activities include a bonfire, 
waterslide, movie, and back-packing trip to Pisgah 
Forest. We are all excited about Leigh's ministry in 
our church. 

The annual meeting of the Women of the Church 
was held Monday, September 28. The meeting began 
with a covered dish supper and included installation 
of the new officers. Nancy Ellis was honored with an 
Honorary Life Membership. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Oct. 1981 



EVENTS TO MARK ON 
YOUR CALENDAR 




Phone Presbytery 

Office for details 

(704) 258-8143 (Jayne Patton) 

September 29, 1981 — Moderator's Meeting, S&W 
Cafeteria, Asheville Mall. 12:00 NOON 
October 13, 1981 — Asheville Presbytery Meeting, 
Highlands Presbyterian Church, host, Highlands, 
NC, 9:00 o'clock registration 

October 15, 1981 - MOC Fall Rally, Presbyterian 
Home, Black Mountain, NC, 5 o'clock Fellowship 
October 15-17, 1981— Face to face Information Ex- 
change, Gold Rock Ramada Inn, Battleboro, NC 
October 19-23, 1981 Open Hearing, Evaluation of 
Board of Annuities, Mountain Retreat Association, 
Montreat, NC 

October 22, 1981 — Presbyterian Home for Children 
Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black Moun- 
tain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

November 6-7, 1981 —Junior High Retreat, Mon- 
treat (Grades 6,7, & 8). 

November 16-17, 1981 — Executive's Meeting, Synod 
is host, Raleigh, NC 

November 19, 1981 Presbyterian Home for 

Children Board Meeting, Presbyterian Home, Black 
Mountain, NC, 6:00 p.m. 

November 22, 1981 -OPEN HOUSE, Presbyterian 
Home for Children, Black Mountain, NC, 3-5 p.m. 
December 11-18, 1981 1981 Youth Fall Rally, 
Windy Gap, Weaverville 



YOUTH" HELP WANTED 



The JUNIOR HIGH COUNCIL of Asheville 
Presbytery needs your HELP! We would like to hear 
from EACH church. Would you be willing to please 
send us a NAME OF SOMEONE in YOUR CHURCH 
that will forward on our news to the age group (6,7, 
and 8th graders)? Send name and address — or call: 

Mrs. Edward Renegar 
Rt. 1, Box 105 
Horse Shoe, NC 28742 
Telephone - 891-7428 



Enclosed is $ 



Memorial Gifts for The 

Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

In Memory Of 



name of deceased 
Note; If your gift is a LIVING memorial (i.e. Birthday, Anniversary 
etc.) give details for acknowledgement. 
Send ackno wledgement to ____ 



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Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor 's Name 

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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N.C 
28801 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient infor 
motion is given in blanks above/ Telephone. (704)258-814}. 



JBemnrtal (BfftB 



From Last Issue 



PRESBYTERIAN 
HOME BIRTHDAYS 

Cindy Mercer 916-66 

Cheryl Buhrmaster 9-21-66 

Robert Glover 10-31-69 



Gaston, Sally, Chester, SC — W.C. Hicklin, Arden. 

Gibbs, Mr. Lawrence, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Hendersonville. 
Gleazen, Mrs. Leola McDaries, Syracuse, NY — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 

E. McDarris, Asheville. 
Goodlake, Dorothy C. — Mrs. Faye R. Haynie, Asheville. 
Heinzen, Mr. Lawrence W., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ralph Rector & Family, Hendersonville. 
Hennemann, Clara, Brevard, NC — Louise Eberle & Charles Muller, 

Brevard. 
Herbert, Lydia, Asheville, NC — Paul & Lucia Greene, Asheville. 

Miss Alice E. Rinfret, New Bedford, Mass. 
Hines, Mrs. - Mother of Dr. Anna Hines, Mars Hill, NC — Miss 

Carlisle Hoyt, Montreat. 
Hohenstein, Mr. John B., Jr., Savannah, GA — Mr. & Mrs. Ansley 

Cope, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Hendersonville. 
Holcombe, Mr. James, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. F.R. Donoho, 

Asheville. Haskell C. & Dorothy T. Haas. Cocoa, FLA. 
Howell, Mrs. Grace, Clearwater, FLA — Mrs. Glenn H. Jung, 

Carmel, CA. 
Johnson, Sallie L., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. Leander B. Johnson, 

Hendersonville. 
Jordan, Mrs. Doyle (Joyce) — Dr. Eugene R. Harpe, Mr. & Mrs. 

M.R. Whisenhunt, Pettit Dodge, Inc., Ratcliffe Cove Baptist 

Church, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Kirkpatrick, Mr. & Mrs. Tony Nichols, 

Waynesville. Atlanta Zone Office of American Motors Sales Corp., 

Stone Mountain, GA. Hazelwood Presbyterian Church, Hazelwood. 
Kennedy, Mrs. Eva S., Asheville, NC — Arthur & Sarah Kizer, 

Women of Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. E.F. 

Pierce, Asheville. 
Knerr, Mr. William G., Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Walter Pike, 

Hendersonville. 
Lane, Elsie S., Sylva, NC — Women of Sylva Presbyterian Church. 

Sylva. 
Laney, Dennia, Bryson City, NC — Vernon & Evelyn McHan, 

Bryson City, NC. Mrs. Wilma Ashe, Greensboro. 
Leonard, Mr. Lowell A., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Page 

Roth. Hendersonville. 
Lobdell, Mr. Floyd A., Belvidere, ILL — Westminster Presbyterian 

Women of the Church, Asheville. 
Luckie, Mrs. Ada, Jacksonville, FLA — Dr, & Mrs. Charles W. 

Dobson, Asheville. 
McAfee, Mr. Robert Ernest, Waynesville, NC — Circle #2, Adult 

Sunday School Class of First Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 
McCorkle, Dr. William, Raleigh, NC — Mr. & Mrs. KB. Hysong, 

Hendersonville. 
Montague, Mr. Bill, Bailey, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Richard Stott, 

Franklin. 
Murray, Donald, Hendersonville, NC — Florence B. Hammond, 

W.A. Franklin, Hendersonville. 
Neill, Mr. Avery C, Pisgah Forest, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber. Hendersonville. 
Niven, David Traver, Pisgah Forest, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete 

Gaines, Brevard. 
Nix, Mrs. Ruth, Asheville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hill, Flat Rock. 
Orniand, Mrs. Kathleen, Brevard, NC — The Raymond Nicholsons. 

Mr. & Mrs. Perry Allison, Margaret M. Kimzey, Mrs. Jack Richards, 

Mr. & Mrs. Alvin J. Patterson, Mr. & Mrs, V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Brevard. Mr. James P. Deavor, Columbia, SC. 
Orr, Mr. H.R., Horse Shoe, NC — Talmadge L. & Michele E. 

Burnette, Spartanburg, SC. 
Osborne, Mrs. Elmer, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. F.E. Shull, Women 

of Canton Presbyterian Church, Canton. 
Padgett, Phillip G., Kings Mountain, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bill Prevost, 

Sr.. Hazelwood, NC. 
Parker, Mrs. Stanley (Bessie), Asheville, NC — Graham & Nancy 

Price, Jessie H. Bryson, Asheville. Weaverville Presbyterian Women 

of the Church. Weaverville. Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church, 3-M Sunday School Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church. Asheville. 
Patterson, Mr. R.B., Jr., Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. F.E. Shull. 

Canton. 
Perry, Mr. Willard, Andrews, NC — Florence & Harry Reeves, Mrs. 

Mildred B. Ray. Fannie B. Pullium, Andrews. NC. 
Pope, Dr. E.F., Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber, 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Rector and Family, Hendersonville. 
Ray, Miss Christine, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Walter Pike, 

Hendersonville, Miss Ruth Hillhouse, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark. 

Hendersonville. 
Reister, Mrs. Edna, Asheville — Ladies Bible Class of Oak Forest 

Church, Annie Cogburn, Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin & Family, 

Asheville, NC. 
Renshaw, Mr. T.N., Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. Frances Sample, 

Thomasville, NC. 
Rentz, Mr. Barney, Bryson City, NC — Felix & Nelle Potts, Pete & 

Anne Blackwell, Bryson City. 
Robinson, Mr. Felix Virgil, Waynesville, NC — 211th Military 

Police Company (Detl) North Carolina National Guard, Clyde. NC. 

7-3 Shift. Department 73-93, Dayco Corporation, Textile Inspection, 

Dayco Corporation. Department 73-93. Dayco Corporation, 

Waynesville. 
Robinson, Mr. Frank, Waynesville, NC — Mrs. Roy Robinson & 

Family, Waynesville, NC. 
Rogers, Mr. Gus L., Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan D. 

Sheehan, Weaverville. 
Ruff, Mr. Robert H. (Roy), Hazelwood, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John 

Ballinger, Hazelwood. 
Sheffield, Weaver. Morganton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, Mr. & 

Mrs. F.E. Shull, Mary Gillis, Women of Canton Presbyterian 

Church, Canton. 
Shipman, Mr. Seldon E., Hendersonville, NC — Louise F. Marsh, 

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Garren, Senator & Mrs. Bo Thomas, Dr. & Mrs. 

Leonard Barber, Hendersonville. 
Simpson, Mr. James G., Asheville, NC — Helen A. Gray. Luther K. 

Williams, Asheville. 
Smith, Mr. Fred, Summcrville, SC — Circle #3 of Weaverville 

Presbyterian Church. Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Dobson, Asheville, NC. 
Smith, Mr. John, Spartanburg, SC — Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Hunter. 

Brevard. 
Stahl, Mr. Carl, Hendersonville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber. 

Hendersonville. 
Stenger, Walter O., Boynton Beach, FLA — Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. 

Flatow. Ringgold, GA. 
Still, Mr. Douglas, Maggie Valley, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow. 

Canton. 
Stone, Mrs. Nettie, Barnardsville, NC — Mrs. Irene Honeycutt, 

Margaret Dillingham, Mr. & Mrs. Ferrell Hensley, Barnardsville. 
Stout, Mr. Lee H., Hazelwood, NC — Mrs. Sara M. Davis, Ms. Ida 

Jean Brown, Waynesville. 
Tweed, Mr. Hamilton, Fletcher, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, 

Asheville. 



Venable, Mr. Barnard, Pilot Mountain, NC — Mrs. R.H. Gibson, 

Ms. Ida Jean Brown. Waynesville. 
Waldrop, Mrs. Frank, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 

D. Clark, Hendersonville. 
Walters, Gus, Sr. — Mr. & Mrs. T.A. Dechman. Hayesville, NC 
Ward, Mrs. Frances — Mr. & Mrs. J. Edward Acomb, Chattanooga, 

TN. 
Weatherby, Mr. Carlton E. — Mr. & Mrs. Bill Prevost, Sr., Hazel 

wood. Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Ringgold, GA. 
Wilkerson, Mr. B. Read, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 

Runnion, Fletcher. 
Williams, Mr. Fred, Sylva, NC — Fred & Helen Hooper, Sylva. NC 
Williams, Blanche & Zibe, Florida — Jane P. Hildebrand, Asheville. 
Wilson, Mr. Henry B., Black Mountain, NC — Dillingham Presby- 
terian Church, Barnardsville. 
Windhorst, Phoebe, Walpole, MASS — Mr. & Mrs. Peter Eberle, 

Brevard. 
Worley, Mr. Richard C, Chattanooga, TN — Mr. & Mrs. C.E. 

Worley, Arden. Mrs. J. R. Johnson, Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Sr., Mr. & 

Mrs. Keith D. Butson, Asheville. 
Worsham, Mr. Charles, Horse Shoe, NC — Gib & Nancy Campbell, 

Hendersonville. 
Zipplies, Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth, Atlanta, GA — Mr. & Mrs. George 

C. Klick, Hendersonville. Mrs. William M. Shepherd, Flat Rock. 

Katherine Y. Torrence, Asheville. 

New Memorial Gifts 

Beale, Mrs. Grace, Hendersonville, NC — Miss Carolyn Kimsey, 

Horse Shoe 
Bigham, Mr. J. Baxter, Charlotte, NC — Mr & Mrs. Bryan D. 

Sheehan. Weaverville 
Bowling, Mrs. Adelaide, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Harry 

L. Rogers. Hendersonville. 
Butler, Mrs. Louis R., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Dorothy H. Clark. 

Asheville. 
Crawford, Mr. John Edward, Cullowhee, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Baumgardner, Sylva. 
Dendy, Dr. H.B., Weaverville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Johnson. 

Weaverville. 
Duyck, Mrs. Daisy — Women of Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church. 

Asheville. 
Edmonds, Mr. George A.B., Jr., Mathews, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Perry 

Allison, Brevard. 
Fain, Mr. James T. — Mrs. Alice English, Jane and Jay McCrary, 

Hendersonville. 
Gaither, Mrs. Mattie, Halifax, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ed Garrett, Pisgah 

Forest 
Garland, Mrs. Mattie, Enka, NC — Mrs. Evelyn Mann, Mr. & Mrs. 

James W. Mann. Greenville, S.C. 
Hancher, Mr. E.H., Fort Lauderdale, FL. — Miss Leona Turner, 

Asheville. 
Hilliard, Mrs. R.A., Asheville, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Albert Berry, 

Asheville. 
Hunter, Mr. Charles, Blenheim, S.C. — Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Hunter, 

Brevard 
Johnson, Mr. Lawrence William, Waynesville, NC — Miss Ida Jean 

Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Judd & Family, Dr. & Mrs. Eugene 

Harpe, Adult Sunday School Class of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. 

& Mrs. Robert H. Hall, First Union National Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Don 

Watkins. Circle #2 of First Presbyterian Church. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh F. 

Purvis. Mr. & Mrs. Del F. Marcotte, Mrs. John Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. 

John Wall, Waynesville; Mr. & Mrs. William Prevost, Mr. & Mrs. Joe 

Cline, Mr. & Mrs, Richard Bradley. Hazelwood; Mr. & Mrs. Joseph 

L. Brady, Asheville. 
Johnson, Ms. Sallie L-, Hendersonville, NC — Mr. Leander B. 

Johnson. Hendersonville. 
Jordan, Joyce C, Lake Junaluska, NC — Hose Department of 

Dayco Corporation, Waynesville. 
Katterhenry, Mr. Emil, New Bremen, Ohio — Mrs. Clayton A. 

Norris, Rocky River, Ohio. 
Knabb, Mr. George, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. F.E Shull, Canton. 
Maxwell, Mr. Harold, New Bern, NC — Mrs. R.E. McClure, 

Asheville. 
McAfee, Mr. Robert E., Waynesville, NC — The Herman McAfee 

Family, Fort Wayne, Ind; Mr. & Mrs. Harley Seamster, Oregon City. 

Oregon; Dr. & Mrs. Mark Rouch, Lake Junaluska; Mrs. Betty 

McAfee, Waynesville. 
Nowell, Mrs. Reda, Savannah, GA. — Women of Sylva Presbyterian 

Church, Sylva. 
Nickel, Mr. Wayne, Sun City, Arizona — Mrs. Robert F. Goodspeed, 

Hendersonville. 
Nivin, Mr. David, Pisgah Forest, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Hunter, 

Brevard. 
Ormand, Mrs. Ben F., Brevard, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Hunter, 

Brevard. 
Perry, Mr. Willard R., Andrews, NC — Mrs. Irene Cooper. Hastings. 

Michigan; Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Perry. Mrs. Joey Hamilton, Delton. 

Michigan; J.S Barrett, Andrews Presbyterian Women of the 

Church. Andrews. 
Ray, Miss Christine, Hendersonville, NC — Circle #6 of First Pres- 
byterian Church, Hendersonville. 
Reynolds, Mrs. Alice Smith, Weaverville, NC — Mrs. John Hansen. 
Ms, Clara Gaddy, Mrs. Alice McDowell. Mrs. E.L. Curtis. Mr. Curtis, 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Loring Smith, Mrs. O.M. Christensen. Weaverville; 
Mr. & Mrs. George B. Martin, West End, NC; Durey Equipment Co., 
Houston, Texas; Ms. Elsie McMillen, The Demor Families, Mr. & Mrs. 
Wm, H. Sanders, Pittsburgh, Pa; Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Donoho, Mrs. Queen Ann Brown, Mrs. Margaret C. Holcombe, Mr. & 
Mrs. W.P. Shakelton. Asheville. 
Richardson, Mr. George A., Horse Shoe, NC — Mrs, Fannye 

Richardson. Mrs. Ada Gilreath & Family, Horse Shoe. 
Ruff, Mr. Robert H., Hazelwood, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John Ballinger. 

Hazelwood. 
Schulman, Mrs. Lillian, Sylva, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Richard Stott, 

Franklin. 
Shipman, Mrs. S.E., Hensersonville, NC — Mrs. Alice English. Jane 

& Jay McCrary, Hendersonville. 
Slaton, Mr. George R., Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs, William Pre- 
vost, Hazelwood. 
Staton, Mr. Samuel, Arlington, VA — Mrs. Alice English, Jane & Jay 

McCrary, Hendersonville. 
Mother Mrs. Travis H. Taylor, Clarksdale, MISS. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Tate Barlow, Canton. 
Vaughan, Mr. Edgar, Ironton, Ohio — Miss Mary Gillis, Women of 

Canton Presbyterian Church, Mr, & Mrs. Walser Hawkins, Mr. & 

Mrs. Otis Stepp. Canton. 
Welch, Mr. Joseph, Waynesville, NC — Mr, & Mrs, William Prevost, 

Waynesville. 
Whitaker, Ms. Irene, Horse Shoe, NC — Mr. W.C. Hicklin, Arden. 
Wigeon, Mr. Chuck, Columbus, GA. — Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hooper, 

Sylva. 



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PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 
The Presbyterian Church in the United States 



USPS 414-880 



Vol. LXXXIVNo. 11 



Reports of the ministry of our 35 Churches and Institutions 



Nov. 1981 



3PM to 5PM 



Everyone invited!! 

THANKSGIVING OPEN HOUSE 

•Presbyterian Home for GUjtloren 



We Are THANKFUL 




FOR COLLEGE & LEARNING 

Supt, Don McKenzie and Treasurer Bill Anderson chat with col- 
lege president about college for the youngsters. 

We Are THANKFUL 




FOR WORK and PLAY . . . 

Boys at the Home "join-in" as they get the grounds ready for 

Thanksgiving Open House. They invite you to see their rooms. 






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Sunday, November 23, 1981 
We Are THANKFUL 




FOR FAMILY LIFE and RESIDENT PETS. . . 

Two young residents have a good time with their dog. Campus and 
recreational facilities at the "Home" are the results of gifts from 
many church members. 



We Are THANKFUL 




FOR WORSHIP and SONG. . 

Children sing in Home Choir led by superintendent's wife. 



We Are THANKFUL 




FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION and GRADUATION 

Board Chairman Secrest presents the traditional gifts of Bibles to 

graduating seniors for 1981. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Nov. 1981 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH MEET 



One hundred and sixty-five women had a 
glorious day of inspiration and fellowship and 
learning at the Rally and Training Day in Can- 
ton. It was truly a day of many good experiences 
as we sought to become better acquainted with 
our Church Women's Work, our respective of- 
fices and one another. It was a great send-off for 
the beginning of our year's work. The offering 
for the day was $283.39 which will be divided 
equally between The Presbyterian Home for 
Children and Montreat-Anderson Scholarship 
Fund. We greatly appreciated the warmth and 
hospitality of the Canton Women of the church 
and was especially glad to have the Reverend 
David Nash (Interim Pastor of Canton Church) 
be a part of our day. Maie Minnich, Harriet 
Cromartie, Miss Elizabeth Wilson, and the 




Fellowship time! 



Retreat Program Leader is Priscilla Dunning, 
D.C.E., Highlands Presbyterian Church. 
Registration is $5.00 and will cover lunch at 
Lee's Inn. This retreat is an order to Advance, 
to meditate, to pray, to praise, to share, in word 
and song and fellowship, to study our call! 
Whether or not you are in District 4, please con- 
tact Georgette Stiens, Box 548, Highlands, 
N.C. if you would like to come. 

This coming year, as we are "Called by Grace 
to a Life of Love," it seems we will be learning 
that each decision we face in life can be made 
and is made by our concept of stewardship. The 
study book seems to be well written and it is my 
prayer that we will all have a happy and fruitful 
year as we study it together. 



NOV. 1981 



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40 Church Street Asheville. N.C. 28801 

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Group discussions for all! ! 



Reverend Jerry Robinson contributed to com- 
plete a very well spent day. The District Chair- 
man met with the respective presidents of their 
districts to plan and share together. 

Coming up on October 27, District 4 is plan- 
ning a one day Retreat! This to be held in 
Highlands at the Highlands Presbyterian 
Church. Georgette Stiens is District Chairman 
and has worked very hard to put together A 
Call to All 
The program is: Called to Serve, the Ministry 
of Hospitality 
Creation: The Father's 

Example 
The Body: Christ's Example 
The Home: The Comforter's 
Power 




WOC Fall Rally & Planning Meet 

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NEWS 

FROM OUR 
CHURCHES 




Church reporters should mail in their 
news and pictures before the 5th of each 
month to Presbytery Office. F.ditor 40 
Chutch Street. Asheville. NC 28801 
Phone (704) 258 8143 



PRESBYTERY MENS 
MEETING 

Large Crowd Attends! 

The Men of Asheville Presbytery gathered on 
the campus of the Presbyterian Home for 
Children October 15, 1981 for the traditional 
meeting. Barbecue, chicken, and all the trim- 
mings were spread for all to enjoy. Dr. Powell 
Frazier gave a challenging message. 

The next meeting will be the Spring Rally at 
Camp Little Pisgah. The pastors of the various 
churches will have more information later 
regarding this event. 

OAK FOREST 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Asheville, North Carolina 

Rally day was held on Sunday, September 
13th at Oak Forest. Children were promoted in- 
to their new classes during a Sunday School 
assembly; following the worship service, a 
covered dish lunch was enjoyed by all in 
celebration of this special day. 

All church members and families had their 
pictures made during September for a church 
photo directory a first for Oak Forest. 

RICEVILLE 

PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH 

Asheville, NC 

One of the high points of the year at Riceville 
church is the annual "Old Folks Day" which is 
always held the third Sunday in September. It is 
a day of worship, fellowship, good food, music, 
and the honoring of older members who have 
contributed so much to the life of the church. 

Mr. Fred Shope conducted the afternoon ses- 
sion with special honors going to Mrs. Mae Ray 
who has been a member of the Riceville Church 
for 76 years. Mrs. Helen Shope received a Life 
Membership by the Women of the Church. 
Others honored were Mrs. Ethel Parker, Mr. 
Lawrence Brooks, and Mr. Virgil Bias. 



STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP 
MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 

Date of Filing: September 23. 1981 
lull- of Publication; Our Mountain Work 
Frequency of issues; Monthly 

Location of known office of publication: Ashe- 
Carolina 

Location of the headquarters or general busini 
Church Street. Asheville, North Carolina. 
Names and addresses of publisher, editor: Asheville Presbytery. 40 Church Street. 
Asheville. North Carolina. 

Editor: Rev, William R. Anderson. 40 Church Street. Asheville. N.C. 
Owner: Asheville Presbytery, a nun profit religious organization, known bondhold- 
ers, mortgages, and other security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more of 
total amount of bonds, mortgages, and other security holders owning or holding I 
percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities, none 
total No. copies printed {net press run), average 3,800. last issue 3.800. 
Paid circulation: 1 )salcs through dealers and carriers, street-vendors and counter 
sales, none. *2)Mail subscriptions average 3f>94. Free distribution by mail, carrier, or 
other means; I (Samples complimentary and other free copies average 50. Total 
average distribution; 3.644. 

I unify that the statements made above by me are correct and complete. 
Rev. William R. Anderson. Editor 



le. Buncombe County. North 
offices of the publishers: 40 



Nov. 1981 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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iMmortal CSffta 



Alexander, Mr. Perry M., Jr. Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. James 
R.L. Davis, Mr. & Mrs. R. Glenn Snipes, Scronce Automotive Sup- 
ply, Inc., Mr. R.E. Colgate & Warren Brothers Co., Mr. & Mrs. 
Henry L. Baker, Ballard Appliance & Cabinet Co., Mrs. Seymour 
FHgel, Mr. Charles R. Price, Jr., Asheville Concrete Materials, Inc., 
Asheville Paving Co., Inc., Mrs. Helen R. Gray, Free Service Tire 
Company, Inc., Thurman G. & Patricia G. Baird, Asheville Con- 
tracting Company, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. W.F. Godwin, Asheville, Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald McKenzie, Black Mountain, NC; Mr. & Mrs. Ted 
Phillips, Robbinsville, NC; Mitchell Distributing Co., Marsh & 
McLennan, Inc., Charlotte, NC; Austin Powder Company, Phillips 
& Jordan, Inc., Knoxville, TN; McCrary Stone Service, Inc., Flet- 
cher , NC; Burke Construction Co., Inc., Morganton. NC. 

Allman, Mrs. Fonella J., Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. 
Devlin, Asheville. 

Arrants, Mrs. Mae — Mr. & Mrs. F.M. Heckendorn, II, Aiken, SC. 

Barton, Mrs. Charles, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. 
Williams, Hendersonville. 

Bennett, Mr. F.J., Asheville — Women of the Church, Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Bradley, Mrs. William, Waynesville — Dr. & Mrs. Alan Brown, 
Waynesville. 

Bridges, Mr. Wylie, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Gaines, 
Brevard. 

Carpenter, Mr. Woody, Bryson City, NC — Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Estes, 
Bryson City. 

Cason, Mr. O.W., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Rouse, 
Hendersonville. 

Clay, Mrs. Viola, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. 
Moulthrop, Mr. & Mrs. George R. Burns, Mr. & Mrs. Rhoderick E. 
Brown, Ms. Margaret J. Prim, Ms. Louise F. Marsh, Women's Bible 
Class-First Presbyterian Church, Dr. & Mrs. Dietrich Fabricius. Mrs. 
Cecil Stonecipher, N.C. Chrysanthemum Society, Mr. & Mrs. F.G. 
Berner, Mr. & Mrs. Philip Milroy. Mr. & Mrs. R.A. McCaslin, Mr. & 
Mrs. Bill Fellows, Mr. & Mrs. C.F. Graf, Mr. & Mrs. David Ur- 
quhart, Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Fisher, 
Henderson County Child Development Center, Hendersonville 
Womans Club, Mr. & Mrs. C.R. Rouse, Mr. & Mrs. John J. Jones, 
Reverend & Mrs. R.T. Henderson, Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. McKay, 
Mr. & Mrs. John H. Robinson, Rugby Garden Club, Mrs. N.R. Hen- 
son, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Brubaker, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shull. Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert Tindall, Mrs. Ingrid Perry, Mrs. Helen Peterson, Mr. 
Donald Charters, Mrs. Sarah Hysong, Henrietta R. Goodspeed, 
Elizabeth Klick. Mr. & Mrs. R.T. Church. Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. 
Piper, Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Jones, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Garrett. Mr. & 
Mrs. Russell Gingles, Mr. & Mrs. John D. Findlay, Mr. & Mrs. S.E. 
Bittner, Mrs. Curtis Pardee. Mr. Peter E. Hansen, Mr. C.C. Perry, 
Mrs. L.B. McDonald, Mrs. Lucille N. Agnew, Miss Katherine L. 
Sonne, Dr. & Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Berry. Mrs. 
Walter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Blazick, Ms. Dorothy W. Kimball, 
Mr. & Mrs. A.W. Childs, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt C. Drews. Mr. & Mrs. 
Freeman Elder. Mr. & Mrs. L.H. Parmele, Senator & Mrs. R.P. 
Thomas, Miss Maggie Good, Miss Anna G. Pearce, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ansley Cope, Mr. Arthur D. Cree. Mr. & Mrs. Randall D. Esten, Mr. 
& Mrs. Richard K. Stuart, Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Wilgus, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles G. Todd, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Sybrandt, Henderson- 
ville, NC; Mr. & Mrs. James H. McDuffie, Mr. & Mrs. John G. Dor- 
ward, L.H. McKay, Fait Rock. NC; Mr. & Mrs. Ralph W. Sauper, 
Naperville, 111.; Ms. Doris Wiegand. Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Finch, Peoria. 
111.; Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Pflederer, Mr. & Mrs. Len Unsicker, Mrs. 
Mary D. Stuber, Mr. & Mrs. Walter H. Meyer, Ms. Louise A. Koch, 
Ms. Mildred R. Pflederer, Tremont. Ill; Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Zook, 
Athens, 111; Mr. & Mrs. George Hruska, Bloomington, 111; Mr. & 



Mrs. Carl E. Brenkman, Morton, 111.; Mr. & Mrs. George 

Fankhouser. Cora Neuenschwander, Wayne & Fern Fankhouser, In- 
dependence, Kansas; Mrs. Clayton A. Norris. Rocky River, Ohio; 

Ms. Jane H. Ray, Clearwater, Fla.; Mr. & Mrs. Ben W. Brenkmann, 

Normal, 111. 
Clouse, Mr. Raymond, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. Eric Cheadle, 

Hendersonville. 
Cook, Ms. Laura, Hillsdale, Mich. — Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Shull, 

Hendersonville. 
Darling, Mrs. Maudeccia, Asheville — Mrs. Helen C. McClure, 

Asheville. 
Davis, Mr. L.C., Hazelwood, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Summerrow, 

Hazelwood; Ms. Minnie S. Robinson, Waynesville. 
Deal, Mrs. Clemmie Fisher, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete 

Gaines, Brevard. 
Dorrity, Dr. Thomas G., Memphis, TN — Mr. & Mrs. W.C. Brea- 

zeale, Asheville. 
Dover, Ms. Mary C, Gastonia, NC — Women of the West Asheville 

Presbyterian Church. 
Duyck, Mrs. Daisy — Square D Company, Asheville. 
Estes, Ms. Gail — Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Estes, Bryson City. 
Fisher, Mr. Dan G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. R.D. Estridge, Asheville. 
Furness, Mrs. Martha Calvin, Canton — WOC First Presbyterian 

Church, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Missjune C. Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. 

Otis Stepp, MOC-First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. J.E. 

Scroggs. Mr. & Mrs. F.E Shull, Canton; Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 

Clyde; Ms. Ann D. Hardin, Waynesville. NC; Mr. & Mrs. Glenn 

Williams, Lake Junaluska. 
Gwaltney, Ms. Emma — Mrs. Susan McKenzie, Asheville. 
Haire, Ms. Nancy Smathers, Sylva, NC — Ms. Lavena R. Gossett, 

Mrs. Ann D. Hardin, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Prevost, Waynesville. 
Henderson, Mr. A.G. — Mr. & Mrs. O.T. Wynne, Asheville. 
Hoberg, Mr. Herbert G., Hendersonville — Mrs. H.G. Hoberg, 

Hendersonville. 
Holtzclaw, Mr. Wesley, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, 

Brevard. 
Johnson, Mr. Lawrence, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. G. Brandon 

Donahue, Mr. & Mrs. Russell Hughes, Dr. & Mrs. Edward H. Camp, 

Mr. Joseph P. Minetree, Dr. & Mrs. Alan Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Prevost, Waynesville; Ms. Ruth Barkalow, Patti Cochran, Mary Lou 

Lattimore, Eloise Flickinger, Sandra Hupp, Terry Flickinger, 

Cecelia Hess, Delia Hess, Thelma Cumberworth, Mary Brown & 

Family, Albuquerque, NM. 
Kelly, Mr. Angus, Asheville — Circle #7 of First Presbyterian Church. 

Asheville. 
Kirkpatrick, Mr. Willia, Canton, NC — Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 
Clyde. 
Knabb, Mrs. George, Canton, NC — Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Mr. & 

Mrs. Tate Barlow, WOC-Canton Presbyterian Church, Emma 

McNair Bible Class, Mr. & Mrs. E.S Mathis, Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, 

Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Canton; Mr. & Mrs. Furman Robertson, 

Waynesville; Mrs. Clyde R. Hoey. Jr., Candler; MOC-Canton 

Presbyterian Church. 
Lawrence, Ms. Alice, Greenwood, SC — Mr. & Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, 

Asheville; Miss Ann Foster Devlin, Atlanta, Ga. 
Lyday, Mr. Joseph W., Hendersonville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. John H. 

Lyday, Hendersonville; Mrs. Ada Allison, Mr. Sunday Hedrick, Ms. 

Margaret Gash, Pisgah Forest. NC; Mrs. Jack Richards, Mr. & Mrs. 

V.L. Pete Gaines, Brevard, NC. 
McCune, Mrs. Donald, Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. & Mrs Ansley 

Cope, Hendersonville. 
McClure, Mr. W. Paul, Willets Community, Sylva, NC — WOC, 

Sylva Presbyterian Church. 



Medford, Mr. Wiley F., Waynesville, NC — Mr & Mrs. James 

Sheffield, Ann Hyde, Jan Orr, Waynesville. 
Michael, Mr. Morris S., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Kate D. Jarman, 

WOC-West Asheville Presbyterian Church. Asheville. 
Milne, Mr. George C, Sr., Marrietta, GA — Mrs. R.H. Gibson. Miss 

Ida Jean Brown, Waynesville. 
Sister of Mrs. T.G. Mosely — Mr. & Mrs. Paul P. Greene, Asheville. 
Mundy, Mr. Judson, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Bryan D. Sheehan, 

Weaverville. 
Page, Mr. Paul, Arden, NC — Ms. Marie N. Lance, Mtn. Home, NC. 
Piatt, Mr. Robert C, Wilmington, NC — Mrs. R.E. McClure. 

Asheville. 
Queen, Mrs. Elsie, Canton, NC — Mr. &. Mrs. Ronnie D. Cable, 

Canton. 
Reynolds, Mrs. Alice, Weaverville, NC — Mrs. Marian C. Parker, 

Weaverville; Ms. S. Pyron, Colts Neck, NJ. 
Richards, Ms. Norma Jean — Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Estes. Bryson City. 
Rocque, Mrs. Amanda, Asheville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. T.E. Patton, 

Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 
Simons, Mrs. George, Hendersonville, NC — Mrs. L.B. McDonald, 

Ms. Helen F. Peterson, Hendersonville. 
Summey, Mrs. John, Brevard, NC — Mrs. Fannie F. Hayes. Mr. & 

Mrs. V.L. Pete Gaines, Brevard. 
Todd, Dr. Richard B. Sr., Flat Rock, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard 

Barber, Dr. & Mrs. Corbin O. Williams, Hendersonville. 
Ward, Mrs. Christine, Hendersonville, NC — Senator & Mrs. R.P. 

Thomas, Hendersonville. 
Whitaker, Mrs. S.S., Horse Shoe, NC — Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Barber. 

Hendersonville, . 
Whisenhunt,. Mrs. Ethel, Waynesville, NC — Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. 

Hall, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Judd, Haywood County Health Dept.. 

Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Seagraves, Mr. & Mrs. Spaldon Underwood, Mr. 

& Mrs. J. Hardy Noland, Mr. Ernest O. Edwards, Mr. & Mrs. Terry 

Tolle, First Union National Bank, Mr. & Mrs. CG. Thompson, Mr. 

& Mrs. Rupert Hargette, Waynesville; Riceville Presbyterian 

Church, Asheville; Mr. & Mrs. Leon Yount, Mr. & Mrs. W.M. 

Green, Jr., Ms. Sue Crocket. Mr. Howell Bryson, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph 

Summerrow, Miss Edna Summerrow, Mr. & Mrs. John Summerrow, 

Hazelwood; Mr. & Mrs. Charles Howard & Danny, Lake Junaluska; 

Ms. Lillian Boineau, Augusta, Ga., Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Cartledge, 

Chattanooga. TN; Mr. & Mrs. Allen Boone, Waynesville. 
Whitson, Mrs. Elsie M., Asheville, NC — Mrs. Virginia M. Taylor, 

Mr. & Mrs. Edward H. Dunn, Mr. & Mrs. Arch Nichols, Mr. John 

W. Davis, Mr. & Mrs. J. Frank Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Stone, WOC- 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Glenda Carter, Asheville; Ms. 

Elsie M. Connell, Briarcliff Manor, NY; Mr. & Mrs. E.E. Rishel. 

Chesapeake, Va.; Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, Winston 

Salem; Grumman Aerospace Corp., Northport, NY; Mr. Carl F. & 

Elizabeth B. Vietor. Rockville Centre, NY; Mrs. D.C. Summerford. 

Tallahassee, Fla.; Mr. & Mrs. G.M. Whitson, Jr., Indiana, Pa.; Mr. 

Charles P. Whitson, Mrs. Bess W. Rayne, Swannanoa; Mr. & Mrs. 

Edward W. Meyers, Charlotte. Julia & Letty Laughridge, Atlanta. 

Ga.; Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Hutchinson, Mrs. Lovey Deweese, Swan- 
nanoa; Buncombe County Department of Social Services. Asheville. 
Wilson, Mr. James A., Clearwater, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. W.C. 

Breazeale, Asheville. 
Winburn, Mrs. Sally, Galivants Ferry, SC — Mr. & Mrs. James E. 

Morris, Weaverville. 



BIRTHDAY MEMORIALS 

Murray, Mr. Russell, Rockville, MD. 

dorn, Aiken, SC. 



Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hecken 




Ginnie Stevens 



Whose Birthday 

by Ginny Stevens 

A few years ago my older son, then 
nine years old, asked me to have Sunday 
School with him when he had to stay 
home sick one November Sunday. 
Christmas was "in the air." Santas and 
smiling elves everywhere promised joy 
and happiness to those who purchased 
their products. As a family we had 
deliberately confronted the onslaught of 
commercialism with a great deal of determination and only moderate 
success. It seemed that the advertising of Madison Ave. would always 
interfere with our plans for a simple Christmas. 

However, on that Sunday God's voice rose above the clamor of those 
of Madison Ave. , Santa and the many others competing for our atten- 
tion and money, and said, "I was hungry and you gave me food, I was 
thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in 
prison and you came to see me." (Matthew 25:35-36) Because after I 
had read those verses Robby said, "God's telling us what we can give 
Jesus for His birthday!" Indeed, there it is. By meeting the needs of 
"the least of these" we are presenting birthday gifts to Christ. And, 
after all, whose birthday is it anyway? 

If you want to explore ways you, your family, group or congregation 
can better celebrate His birthday, call me (253-0159, evenings), and 
I'll share what information and experience I have. Or you might ask a 
nine year old. My guess is he or she would have some very good ideas! 
Whatever you do, begin now. It is hard to change direction once the 
Christmas campaign is in full swing-and there are already some santas 
in town! 



CONFERENCE 

On Ministry in Appalachia 

For Pastors, Spouses, and Church Members 

Sponsored by CAM 
November 10, 11, 12, & 13 

COST AND SCHOLARSHIPS: 

COST: $40 per person including room, board, in- 
surance, and registration. Registration fee of 
$5.00 is non-refundable and should accom- 
pany registration. 



SCHOLARSHIPS 



Are available for Presbyterians 
Write - The Reverend Donald M. 
Steels, P.O. Box 3701, Knoxville, 
TN 37917. Phone 615-584-6133 
or contact Asheville Presbytery 
Office 258-8143 or 258-8144 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Nov. 1981 



Oak Forest Pastor Called 
to Tennessee 



The Reverend Dent Davis has ac- 
cepted the call of First Presbyterian 
Church of Hendersonville, Tenn. to 
become their senior pastor. Mr. Davis 
will begin his new work December 1, 
1981. The members of Oak Forest 
Presbyterian Church will bid farewell to 
the Davises with sadness because of the The Rev Denl Davis 
love and splendid ministry that Mr. Davis has been involved 
with at Oak Forest. Davis has served Asheville Presbytery as 
Chairman of the Candidates Committee in the Synod of North 
Carolina actively. The Presbytery of Asheville concurred with 
the Commission's approval for Mr. Davis to be transferred to 
the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee. We all send God's richest 
blessings with Dent. 




West Asheville Pastor 
Leaves 



Shockley will organize 
new denominational church 



The Reverend Howard Shockley, former pastor of the West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church has been dismissed by Asheville 
Presbytery to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church so that he might 
become an organizing pastor for that denomination. The congregation 
of the West Asheville Presbyterian Church concurred with the pastor 
in his request that the pastoral relationship be dissolved at a congrega- 
tional meeting on October 11, 1981. The Shockleys will continue to 
live in Asheville. Mr. Shockley will announce later where he will form 
the new church's meeting place. 



PRESBYTERY HAS PACKED MEETING! ! 



HIGHLANDS and colorful leaves provide beautiful setting. 



The Asheville Presbytery's Fall Meeting was called to order by 
Moderator Donald McKenzie. The Reverend William R. Anderson 
preached a sermon of praise remembering the ministerial years of 
retiring Chaplain James H. Skelton, Jr. The Reverend Woodland 
Johnson served as the worship leader and the Reverend Dr. John 
Newton directed the observance of the Lord's Supper. The Highlands 
choir furnished the spectacular music for this worship service. Many 
guests and visitors attended the meeting. Stated Clerk Renegar 
reported', ". . .the largest crowd ever. . ." to attend Presbytery. The 
Reverend Dr. John McLeod, new Executive for the Synod of North 
Carolina, spoke briefly to the Court. Other speakers included Dr. Billy 
Wireman, President of Queens College and the Reverend Claude God- 
win, G.A.'s Communicator. The Reverend Robert Henderson 
presented the Administration and Promotion Committee's report and 
announced a dramatic change in the forthcoming summer 1982 
meeting when the Budget Hearings will be conducted at the regular 
presbytery meeting rather than at a separate evening session. Economy 
measures were effected when the Presbytery voted to discontinue pay- 
ing for meals when Executive Committee Meetings are called. Mileage 
vouchers will be paid for those who request them, according to the ac- 
tion taken at Presbytery Meeting. 

Pastors Salary Change 

During the presentation of the Commission on the Minister report, 
it was announced that all churches have been mailed forms related to 
minister's salaries so that any change in the terms of the call may be 
sent to the Commission prior to the January meeting, and so that the 
study of minister's salaries could continue. Churches were asked once 
more to note that the suggested minimum "package" for a minister 
with two years experience or less is $18,000; for a minister with two to 
five years experience is $20,000; and for a minister with more than five 
years experience is $22,000. 

First Female Candidate for Ministry 

The Reverend Larry Wilson presented the Candidate's Committee 
report and presented Mrs. Priscilla Dunning to the Asheville 
Presbytery Court for examination and reception as a Candidate for the 
gospel ministry. Mrs. Dunning was escorted to the pulpit and 
examined, her Christian experience and other matters, according to 
the Book of Church Order. Mrs. Dunning will be a student at Luther 
Rice Seminary. She is a member of the Highlands First Presbyterian 
Church. 

Other reports were giv